June 8, 1988 |
Without lifting so much as a single finger in anger, the Detroit Pistons drew first blood in the National Basketball Assn. finals Tuesday night, when for the first time in memory, a Forum crowd stuck around longer than the Lakers did. The rush to the limousines didn't begin until midway through the fourth quarter, a show of admirable restraint, inasmuch as the Lakers called it a night in the last three seconds of the first half.
November 19, 1991 |
The Boston Celtics gave Vinnie Johnson a tryout.
October 20, 1990
Detroit guard Vinnie Johnson agreed to contract terms with the two-time NBA champions after holding out for $3.2 million for two years. Details were not disclosed.
January 18, 1991 |
Joe Dumars made six free throws in the final 1:27 of overtime Thursday night, leading Detroit past the Houston Rockets, 97-91, and extending the Pistons' winning streak to 11 games. Vinnie Johnson led the Pistons with 18 points, followed by James Edwards with 17.
October 9, 1989 |
Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie Johnson will be sidelined for 10 to 14 days with a broken rib. Johnson was injured when he tripped over a charging John Salley in Friday's practice at the University of Windsor across the Detroit River from Detroit. He was held out of Saturday's scrimmage, and X-rays Saturday night revealed a fractured left rib. "I just remember landing on Salley's foot and the pain being very severe from the very beginning," Johnson said Sunday. "I can't raise my left arm at all.
September 5, 1991 |
Vinnie Johnson, nicknamed "Microwave" for his ability to come off the bench hot, was waived by the Detroit Pistons Wednesday to get them under the NBA salary cap. Johnson's jump shot in Game 5 of the 1990 NBA finals gave the Pistons a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and their second consecutive title. Johnson, 35, is Detroit's fifth-leading scorer with 10,146 points. Other NBA teams have 48 hours to claim Johnson but would have to pay his $1.5-million salary.