Useless Trivia

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Do you know how many stiches Pistons players recieved in the month of April? Or what Elden Campbell's favorite song is? You can find out all this information with Pistons Useless Trivia, your home for oddball Pistons facts and stats.


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No team in NBA history has won the last two games of the NBA Finals on the road in the 2-3-2 format. Detroit can do that if they win Game 7 vs. San Antonio.
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It has been 11 years since the NBA Finals went to Game 7. The last time was in 1994 when the Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks for the title.
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The number of people to attend PalaceVision from Game 7 of the Miami series and Games 1,2, and 6 of the Spurs series. The Game 6 total of 17639 is more than the average attendance of 19 NBA teams.
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Only 2 teams in NBA history have come back from a 2-0 deficit to win the NBA Championship. Portland did it against Philadelphia in 1977 and Boston did it to L.A. in 1969.
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Ben Wallace is one of only five current players with 10 or more rebounds in 50 or more playoff games. Wallace has had 10 boards in 58 playoff games in his career. The other four players are Shaquille O'Neal, Dale Davis, Tim Duncan, and Dikembe Mutombo.
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On 5/19, Chauncey Billups became the Pistons all-time leader in playoff 3-pointers when he moved past Isiah Thomas with 86. Billups also hold the postseason 3-point attempts record with 259.
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On 5/23, Ben Wallace became the Pistons all-time leader in playoff offensive rebounds with 279. Dennis Rodman previously held the record with 277. It only took Wallace 62 games to reach this point, where it took Rodman 94.
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There are a total of 7 NBA arenas whose naming rights are owned by the airlines industry with contracts totaling $394 million. This is the same industry that lost over $2.4 billion last year.
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The Detroit Pistons and The Miami Heat are the only two Eastern Conference teams to make the playoffs 8 of the last 10 years.
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Pistons fans consume a total of 175,000 gallons of soft drinks during a season. That is equal to the volume of 103,550 regulation size basketballs or 1,866,702 12 oz. cans of pop. At 10 cents a can, that is over $186,670 in returned can deposits.
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The equivalent of 75,000 large pizzas are sold each year at The Palace. That means if you ate one piece of pizza a day, it would take you 1,644 years to finish what Pistons fans eat in a single season.
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Over 80,000 pounds of hot dogs are eaten at The Palace every year. That's 26 times the total weight of the Pistons. It is also equal to 246 Shaquille O'Neals or 602 Earl Boykins'.
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Richard Hamilton became only the fifth player in Pistons playoff history to score 1,000 career playoff points. Going into the game on 5/9, Hamilton needed to score 16 points to reach 1,000. He scored 28. He has joined the likes of Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Vinnie Johnson, and Bill Laimbeer.
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Rasheed Wallace has guaranteed two playoff victories since becoming a member of the Pistons. Detroit won both of those games and they happened to be against the same team, the Indiana Pacers. The first guarantee came after a Game 1 loss to Indiana last year and the second came after Game 3 this year. Wallace, however, is 0-2 in the playoffs when he wears cornrows.
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Sometimes people just need to keep their mouth shut. After going up 3-1 in a series with the Pistons, then Magic guard Tracy McGrady talked to the media about his team moving on to the second round. Well, as you know, he was wrong. Detroit won the next three games and advanced to the next round.
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The number of Pistons players to make the 2005 NBA All-Defensive Team. Ben Wallace was the leading vote getter for the entire NBA. Tayshaun Prince and Chauncey Billups were both 2nd team selections.
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Antonio McDyess became the third Pistons player to receive stitches in the last month and a half. A headbutt sent McDyess to the bench in the second half of Game 4 vs. Indiana. See who else recently received stitches.
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Richard Hamilton is the only player in NBA history to lead his team in scoring without making a single field-goal. On January 6, 2005 against Memphis, Hamilton was 0-10 from the field and 14-14 from the line and was still the high scorer for the Pistons.
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During the first round of the 2005 playoffs, the Pistons held Philly forward Kyle Korver to 7-24 (.292) shooting from 3-point range. There were five Sixers players who shot better than him from beyond the arch during the series. During the season, Korver was No. 1 in the league in 3-pointers made (226) and No. 3 in 3-pointers attempted (558), shooting over 40%.
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Since Larry Brown has joined the Pistons, he has had a losing record only three times. He started off the 2003-04 season with a loss to Indiana making the team 0-1. This season a loss to Cleveland on Nov. 24 made the Pistons 5-6 and another loss on Dec. 3 to San Antonio made them 7-8. Them team has never been more than one game below .500 during Brown's tenure.
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Former Pistons All-Star and current President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars made 62 consecutive free-throws between March 9 and April 5 during the 1990-91 season.
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During the 2002-2003 season, Clifford Robinson started more games at center than Ben Wallace. During that season, Wallace started most games as a power forward. Ben Wallace, however, started the All-Star Game as a center.
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During his playing career, Joe Dumars played a total of 1,018 games between 1985 and 1999.
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The Pistons record for most points by a player in a single game is 57 by Jerry Stackhouse on April 3, 2001.
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Joe Dumars was the only player in Pistons history to wear the No. 4. Dumars wore the number between the years of 1985 and 1999. The number was retired in the year 2000.
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The number of points that Ben Wallace scored against Philadelphia on 4/29/05. This was a career high for Wallace whose previous high was 22. Unfortunately the Pistons still lost to the 76ers.
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Pistons Forward Tayshaun Prince finished 3rd in the 2004-05 voting for Most Improved Player. A week later, he finished 7th in voting for Defensive Player of the Year. Prince started every game of the season and averaged 14.7 points, 3 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game.
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Chauncey Billups is not the only current Pistons player to wear No. 1. When Lindsey Hunter first came to Detroit he wore No. 1 until he was traded. When he returned last year, Billups already had that number, so now he wears No. 10.
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The number of consecutive years that The Palace has led the NBA in attendance. This year, an average of 22,076 people attended Pistons games, which was a sellout for regular season home game. As of April 26, The Palace has sold out 75 consecutive games dating back to the 2003-04 season.
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Pistons Head Coach Larry Brown currently ranks 4th on the all-time playoff wins list with 87. He is 12 wins behind Red Auerbach who has 99 wins. Phil Jackson leads the pack with 175 wins. No active coach, however, has more playoff wins than coach Brown.
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The number of times that the Pistons have won the Central Division Championship, including winning it three times in the last four years. Detroit has won the division in 1987-88, 88-89, 89-90, 2001-02, 02-03, and 04-05.
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Pistons center Elden Campbell and forward Darvin Ham both were born on July 23. Elden is five years older than Darvin and has been in the league seven years longer.
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The number blocks Antonio McDyess, Tayshaun Prince, Ben Wallace, and Rasheed Wallace each had on 12/27/04 against New Jersey. This marked the first time in statistical history that a team had four or more players block four or more shots in a single game.
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Pistons center Darko Milicic earned his first career NBA start on April 19 against Atlanta. During that game he set career highs in points (16), minutes (30), and blocks (3). He also started the next game against Charlotte a day later.
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The number of blocks Ben Wallace had against Philadelphia on April 23. That tied a francise record for most blocks by an individual in a single playoff game.
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The number of stitches that Pistons players received during the month of April 2005. Richard Hamilton had 5 and Chauncey Billups received 5 on one occasion and 7 on another.
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When Pistons Center Elden Campbell was asked what his favorite Christmas song was, do you know what his answer was?

A Chipmunk Christmas
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The number of 10 rebound games that Pistons Forward Ben Wallace had during the 2004-05 regular season. That means he had over 10 rebounds in 74% of the games he played in this year (he missed 5 games due to suspension).
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The number of career 3-pointers that Ben Wallace has. He made his last one on April 6 at The Palace vs. Washington. He has only attemped a total of 27 3-pointers in his career, shooting 14.8% from beyond the arc.