On This Date in NBA History: June 3, The 1990 Pistons Won Eastern Conference Finals

Mar 28, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Former Detroit Pistons player Isiah Thomas addresses the crowd during a half-time celebration for the 1989 NBA championship team at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

1990 – In a 93-74 Detroit Pistons victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pistons moved on to the franchise’s third consecutive NBA Finals. In the contest, Detroit point guard Isiah Thomas put up a game-high 21 points and eight assists.

The Pistons ultimately won their second consecutive championship, a feat that the 2012-13 Miami Heat accomplished last season. Miami recently clinched its fourth straight NBA Finals appearance and hopes to make three consecutive championships like the Los Angeles Lakers did in the early 2000’s.

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