Isiah Thomas: Was He Any Good?

At what point do NBA statistics become completely meaningless? The Detroit Pistons won three straight Eastern Conference championships between 1988 and 1990, initially falling short in the NBA Finals against Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers before slaying the demons from Tinseltown a year later and providing the first of what would be two close-but-no-cigar Finals defeats for Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers for their second title. But when you look at those Pistons teams statistically, what you see is what was supposed to be a very good but not quite great team, exactly the team the …

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