The Pistons successfully defended their title in 1990, despite losing Mahorn to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the expansion draft. After winning 59 games and a third straight division title, the Pistons cruised through the first two rounds of the playoffs before playing a tough Eastern Conference Finals series against Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and the Chicago Bulls. Facing each other for the third straight season, the Pistons and Bulls split the first six games before the Pistons finished the series with a decisive 93–74 victory in Game 7. Advancing to their third consecutive NBA Finals, the Pistons faced the Portland Trail Blazers. After splitting the first two games at The Palace, the Pistons went to Portland, where they had not won a game since 1974, to play Games 3, 4 and 5. The Pistons summarily won all three games in Portland, becoming the first NBA team to sweep the middle three games on the road. The decisive game came down to the final second. Trailing 90–83 with two minutes remaining, the Pistons rallied to tie the game, then took a 92–90 lead when Vinnie Johnson sank a 15-foot jumper with 00. 7 seconds left in the game; this shot earned Johnson a new nickname in Detroit, "007", to go with his original, "The Microwave". Isiah Thomas was named NBA Finals MVP.
The Detroit Pistons franchise was founded as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, a National Basketball League (NBL) team, playing in the gym of North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana .  Owner Fred Zollner 's Zollner Corporation was a foundry that manufactured pistons , primarily for car, truck, and locomotive engines.  The Zollner Pistons were NBL champions in 1944 and 1945.  They also won the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1944, 1945 and 1946. 
This is a list of seasons completed by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association . The franchise was founded in 1941 as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons in the National Basketball League and as the Fort Wayne Pistons joined the Basketball Association of America , which was the precursor to the NBA. However, the games won and lost in the NBL are not included in the franchise total.
Cocktails: different types.
Juice, soda, cream, and alcoholic beverage of any kind are common components that are used to make perfect cocktail. This drink usually includes ice and flavoring ingredients as well. Plastic sticks or straws and fresh fruit are used to decorate the drink. Any cocktail should consist of three or more different ingredients otherwise it’s not a cocktail.
Exact origin of the drink is unsolved mystery. However its roots stretch back to the 19th century. Term “cocktail” was mentioned first in American magazine in 1806.
Non-alcoholic cocktail is called mocktail and sometimes punch. Word “mock” means mimic, imitate or copy. So mocktail imitates and looks like cocktail but it’s always alcohol-free. Fruit juices, iced tea, herbs, nectar, cream, and soft drinks are used to make mocktails.
Word “virgin” is often added to the front of mocktail name. For example Virgin Pina Colada doesn’t include rum but consists of the same ingredients as original drink.
Mocktails are great to serve party guests who prefer non-alcoholic drinks. These alcohol-free beverages are good choice for pregnant women, children, recovering alcoholics, and those who don’t like taste of alcohol and still want to enjoy fanciful cocktail.
They are also called beertails or shandies. This beer-based beverage may contain various soft drinks such as lemonade, fresh juices (lemon, orange, apple), sparkling water, and ginger ale. Beer cocktails may be light and sweet as well as heavy and rich.
Balanced cocktail that can stand on its own is often basic element for the most of beertails. Perfect beertail should include beer that either complements cocktail flavors or contrasts with them.
Weissen Sour, Michelada, and Belgian Sour are the most famous beertails in America. Weissen Sour is sunshine-bright cocktail that is made of white beer, bourbon, lemon juice, orange marmalade, and small piece of lemon for garnishing. Michelada is beer-based cocktail that includes lime juice, hot sauce, spices, and sometimes tomato juice. This drink is served over ice in glass with salted rim. Belgian Sour includes mix of ale, bourbon, orange, lemon, and ginger syrup.
Rum is sweet liquor that is popular basic element for mixed drinks. It tastes good with a large number of different ingredients. Amber color of rum usually darken cocktail. The most popular rum cocktails are Mojito and Pina Colada.
Mojito is good refreshing drink because of cooling mint. The drink consists of five ingredients such as white rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice, club soda, sugar, and muddled mint leaves. Ice cubes or crushed ice is also added to Mojito. This Cuban rum cocktail is great to drink on a hot summer day.
Pina Colada is fantastic summertime cocktail that includes pineapple juice, rich coconut cream, and a bit of white rum. Mixture of these three ingredients is stirred in crushed ice and then the drink is poured into chilled glass. This tropical cocktail is garnished with a slice of pineapple and umbrella.
Vodka, gin, whisky, wine, and tequila are also popular alcoholic ingredients for making cocktails.