It was 25 games, plus 23 playoff games.
Indeed. Would have been nice to see that group for the full 82 games, but they were dominant in the stretch that counted. We gutted our depth when we allowed Corliss, mike James and okur to leave in the summer. They were still very good but not the same.
I always compare the 04 pistons to the 00 Baltimore ravens. Very good defensively for a long time, but that one season they were the best ever.
Holding 5 straight teams under 70 points might never be duplicated again. On the season they held 8 teams under 70 after the sheed trade. 12 teams failed to reach 80. They did not allow 100 points once, and the only game they gave up 100 in the playoffs came in triple overtime. They held 11 of 23 playoff opponents under 80, and six of them didn't break 70.