On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: June 13, The Pistons Won the 1989 Championship


Feb. 29, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores (left) and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars (right) watch the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at The Palace. Detroit won 109-94. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

1989 – With a 105-97 Detroit Pistons victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Pistons won their first championship in franchise history. Joe Dumars, now the Pistons’ President of Basketball Operations, scored 23 points and dished out six assists, both team-highs. He made 13 free throws out of his game-high 17 attempts.

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