The Pistons-Bulls rivalry dates back to the 1980s when Michael Jordan and company squared off against the Bad Boys. The two teams met in the playoffs four years in a row from 1988 to 1991, and the Pistons even developed a famous strategy for beating Jordan known as the “Jordan Rules.” The rivalry remains one of the most hotly contested to this day thanks to the Pistons and Bulls sharing the Central Division. If you want to attend a high stakes game at Little Caesars, then make sure to circle the Bulls games on your calendar.
The Pistons and Pacers have been rivals for years and in 2004 things boiled over during what is now known as The Malice in Little Caesars. The brawl is one of the most infamous and ugliest moments in NBA history. Whenever these two Central Division rivals get together there will be plenty of bad blood, so make sure you’re in attendance for these hotly contested matchups.
The Pistons and Cavs have been divisional rivals since 1978. However, things didn’t heat up between them until 2006 when the two squared off in the playoffs. The two teams met in the playoffs three times from 2006 to 2009 building a strong feud. If you want to see some of the most hotly contested games the Central has to offer then get tickets to a Pistons-Cavs game.
Pistons Stadium Guide
The Palace of Auburn Hills was one of the first modern NBA arenas when it was built in 1988, and it still stands up today. The Palace provides a great in-game experience that will keep you entertained and engaged throughout. The Pistons in game entertainment is spectacular with both the dance team and drumline providing excellent performances. The arena’s PA announcer is also among the best in the business and will get everyone in the crowd pumped up and cheering for the Pistons.
The fans at The Palace also play a significant role in making a trip to Detroit an enjoyable experience. There are plenty of diehard fans throughout the Motor City, and you’ll find them occupying The Palace on game days, so don’t be afraid to talk shop with those sitting around you.
The concessions inside The Palace are also top notch as well. There is a wide variety of food and drink here, and you’ll even be able to grab some local favorites as well. Make sure to check out the Maplewood BBQ, The Linkery, or Craft Brewhouse if you’re looking for premium food and drink options.
Finally, Pistons tickets go for low prices on the secondary market meaning you have no excuse not to make the trek out to Auburn Hills when visiting the Motor City.
If you’re looking to grab some swag then the Pistons Locker Room Store is the place to do so. You’ll be able to find any Pistons gear you could imagine here, so make sure to stop by and pick up a souvenir.
The Pistons have numerous banners hanging from the rafters commemorating their championships and all-time greats. Love them or hate them, the Pistons have had some of the greatest players and teams in NBA history so make sure to check these out.
The new state of the art Palace 360 scoreboard system is one of the most impressive in the NBA. Thanks to this new scoreboard system you’ll be able to keep track of the game no matter where you are in the arena.
The Palace was one of the first NBA arenas to feature an abundance of luxury suites, so enjoy the game in style by renting one. Those of you looking for a premium in game experience will without a doubt find one here in Detroit.
Not only is John Mason one of the best PA announcers in the NBA, but he is also the creator of the Pistons famed Deee-troit basketball chant. His player introductions will give you goose bumps, so come prepared to get pumped up.
This group of talented men and women provide fantastic in-game entertainment through a variety of dance routines. You’ll be wowed by the Pistons Entertainment Team as you’ll never know what moves they’ll pull off next.
The Pistons Drumline puts on an incredible show that will keep you entertained during the stoppages in play. The drumline will also get you pumped up and ready to cheer on the Pistons so stay in your seats, so you don’t miss their performances.
The Pistons offer three theme nights over the weekend giving you extra incentive to enjoy weekend games. These themes include Friday Night Out, Super Saturdays, and Motor City Sundays.
There are few chants around the NBA that resonate with a fanbase as much as the Deee-troit Basketball chant. Come prepared to belt out this chant along with the Pistons PA announcer John Mason during your trip to Detroit.
Pump It Up Pistons
P-p-pump it up (Pistons)
P-p-pump it up (D-D-Detroit Pistons)
P-p-pump it up (P-P-Pistons)
P-p-pump it up
Do it Detroit, keep the crowd roarin’
From New York, Chicago to Portland
Pump it Pistons this jam for you
Show the world what the real Bad Boys can do
We swept the Lakers in four
Now we’re back to take the title once more
‘Cause we’re bad (and by bad but good??)
Hammer time so let’s make it understood
They wanna get beat, victory is sweet
The score don’t lie and the refs don’t cheat
We’re the (??), yeah we love comp
Bring on the best and watch ’em get stomped
By the World Champions, number one
In Detroit we get the job done
With a slam dunk, we’re playing to win
And after this year we’re gonna do it again
Jump ball, tip to Isiah
Superstar, under par (??), all around playa
Fake the pass, give it the dance
Fingerroll, count it for two
How does he do it? Only god knows
Vinnie Johnson, the Microwave
Heats up the J, he’ll burn you for days
Laimbeer with a money back guarantee
A killer in the paint, hitman for three
The Spider, the glider, Salley on the slam
Stop him with the shot block, knock it to the next man
Dumars droppin’ the bomb
Star Wars, a three-point alarm (??)
Aguirre’s on fire, Rodman on D
Edwards in the center, throwing down for me
With a slam dunk, you know you can’t touch this
Back to back, you’re about to get dusted
After-work throngs descend on the restaurant’s bar area, drawn by the space’s laid-back elegance, its great beer and wine selection, including craft cocktails, a convivial networking scene, and that peerless happy hour menu.