The Detroit Pistons tied a franchise playoff record with their 15 three-pointers made in Sunday's 106-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, per NBA.com/Stats.
Despite turning the ball over just 10 times and converting 15 of their 29 three-point attempts (51.7 percent), the eighth-seeded Pistons were unable to pull off a series-opening upset, as the Cavaliers held a 40-37 advantage on the boards and committed only four turnovers.
Detroit's record-tying performance from beyond the arc was truly a team effort, with five different players sinking multiple three-pointers, led by four (on eight attempts) from starting shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Forwards Marcus Morris and Stanley Johnson contributed three apiece, with guard Reggie Jackson and forward Reggie Bullock each pitching in two. Forward Tobias Harris rounded things out with a single three-pointer, though he did have four attempts.
The Pistons' only other playoff game with 15 made three-pointers also came against the Cavaliers back on May 7, 2006, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Pistons went on to win an extremely low-scoring series in seven games but then fell to the eventual champions Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
This time around, it will be a major surprise if the Pistons' playoff run lasts more than five or six games.