Pistons Match Franchise Playoff Record with 15 3-Pointers Made

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffApril 18, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 17: Steve Blake #22 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #5 of the Detroit Pistons talk during the second half of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on April 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Pistons 106-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***Steve Blake; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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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.


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