16 points in 90 seconds

by | Dec 26, 2007 | 6 comments

Most of you weren’t around to remember the memorable playoff series in 1984 when the Pistons went up against the Knicks. What I do remember from way back in the early 80’s is that this was when the Pistons started to form their identity. Isiah was just starting to shine, we had Bill Laimbeer by his side along with Terry Tyler, John Long, Vinnie Johnson, Earl Cureton and always ready Kelly Tripucka.

Another thing that will always stick out from those times was that that Bernard King was “The Man” and anytime the Pistons went up against him it was a frighting thing. In my opinion King still doesn’t get the recognition he deserves today.

Here is one of the greatest performances by any Piston in a single playoff game. Isiah Thomas putting up 16 points in just 90 seconds. Keep your eyes out for the always dapper Chuck Daily, an exited and spirited George Blaha and a bare lipped Kelly Tripucka. Enjoy one of the most memorable Pistons performances of all time.


  1. Big Al

    Isiah’s 16 points in 1:30? Words fail me. It was that impressive/exciting/crazy/great.

    I totally agree with you in regard to Bernard King. If he had not destroyed his knee, King would have won several scoring titles, a hall of fame lock.

    As someone old enough to have watched that jaw dropping performance, all I can say is that was an AMAZING game, with 2 great players (King and Isiah) at the height of their powers. Neither player could be stopped.

    Damn, I loved watching those high scoring mid 80’s Pistons.

  2. angie

    I love our team right now, but I have to admit that I miss the days of the bad boys & Chuck Daly. I don’t remember watching this particular game, but the video brings back some fond memories of Pistons games past. (I also enjoy watching Hardwood Classics when the Pistons are on there.)

    Now I HAVE to tell you all what I got from Santa this year because it was the best Christmas ever!! I got… a pair of Piston pj’s, I got 2 hooded Pistons sweatshirts, I got a Pistons hat, and the mother of all Christmas gifts… tickets to the Pistons/Magic game on January 25th!!! I don’t remember being that good this year, but I must have done something right. When I opened the tickets at first it didn’t register what they were… I just stared at them for a minute and then — I started jumping up & down and making some sort of sound that I am not sure I have ever made in my life. If I know my family, a video of that is likely to show up on youtube because apparently it was quite amusing. I am just excited about finally going to a game so I don’t care who sees that video. Here’s how excited I am — I also got 1/2 carat diamond earrings and a diamond & tanzanite necklace which are still in their boxes on my coffee table — the Pistons tickets are locked in my fire-proof safe. Like I said, Best Christmas EVER!!!


  3. Steve

    Thank you for some old-school Pistons goodness, Nat. Nothing like this to keep me on track and hard at work. ;-)

  4. Anonymous

    It’s cool to see the pistons before my time. Since I’m not from Detroit I really didn’t know about all the stuff that happened before I was born and old enough to watch and appreciate basketball. That’s cool though.

  5. jessi

    Great win, everyone played well, and everyone on the team got to play just want I like to see… the pistons score over 100 again… 5 pistons in double figures and billips with a double double, tay ony had 6 but he still played a solid game he had 6 asst and 4 boards, sheed had a nice dunk with a rim hang loved it. Kidd went 0-8 his only points came from the line, hayes had a nice three even know the shot clock had run out but it didn’t matter cause they pistons were up by like 12 or 14 at the time.. well anyway I love to watch thses teams play each other because don;t teams play hard and the nets come ready to play detroit even know they don’t win, the use detoit to measure themselves.

    right now I am watching an interview with rodman and they are talking about everything from his dressing to going to gay clubs its been years since I seen an interview with him

  6. Richie

    It’s good to remember Isiah the player and all of the wonderful things that his carreer on the court consisted of.


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