Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Central Division

Team: Detroit Pistons

Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy

Team Mascot: Hooper

Year Opened: 1988

Capacity: 24276

City / State: Auburn Hills / Michigan

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Pistons vs Bulls

Rival Team: Chicago Bulls

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 The Palace, then make sure to circle the Bulls games on your calendar.

Pistons vs Pacers

Rival Team: Indiana Pacers

The Pistons and Pacers have been rivals for years and in 2004 things boiled over during what is now known as The Malice in The Palace. 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.

Pistons vs Cavaliers

Rival Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

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.

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Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Central Division

Team: Detroit Pistons

Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy

Team Mascot: Hooper

Year Opened: 1988

Capacity: 24276

City / State: Auburn Hills / Michigan