Pistons Making NBA History for All The Wrong Reasons

Pistons Making NBA History for All The Wrong Reasons

In a season filled with lows, the Detroit Pistons have hit rock bottom. Making NBA history for all the wrong reasons, the Pistons have set a new single-season record with their 27th straight loss, falling 118-112 to the Brooklyn Nets. This unfortunate milestone surpasses the previous record held by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers, who each suffered 26 consecutive defeats within a single season​​.

The game against the Nets started with a flicker of hope as Detroit led 9-1 and had a 14-point lead in the first quarter. However, their hopes were quickly dashed as poor shooting, lackluster defense, and turnovers allowed Brooklyn to claw back into the game and eventually take the lead. The Nets outscored the Pistons by 13 in the second quarter to lead 61-54 at halftime​​.

Despite a superb 41-point performance from Cade Cunningham, including 18 points in the third quarter, the Pistons couldn't sustain their momentum. A 13-0 run by the Nets in the fourth quarter sealed Detroit's fate. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 23 points, but it was not enough to prevent the Pistons from sliding further into the abyss of NBA history​​.

As Detroit faces the stark reality of their situation, they are now on the brink of matching the overall NBA record of 28 straight losses, set by the Philadelphia 76ers across the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. With a game against the league-leading Boston Celtics looming, the Pistons' chances of avoiding this dubious honor seem slim​​.

In a season that has become a nightmare, the Pistons are now the embodiment of despair in the NBA. Fans, showing their frustration, chanted "Sell the team!" in the final minutes of the game, signaling their discontent with the current state of affairs. Detroit's journey from here on out is not just about breaking a losing streak; it's about salvaging pride and finding a way back to competitiveness​​​​.


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