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Detroit Pistons’ 27th Consecutive Loss Sets NBA Record

Detroit Pistons' 27th Consecutive Loss Sets NBA Record

In a historic moment that fans inside Little Caesars Arena dreaded, the Detroit Pistons created NBA infamy with their 27th straight loss, sealing the record with a 118-112 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets.

This unfortunate streak marks the most consecutive losses in a single NBA season, surpassing the Philadelphia 76ers’ overall record of 28 straight losses spanning the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

The Pistons, now standing at 2-28 for the season, last tasted victory on October 28 in their home opener against Chicago.

Despite the challenging situation, Pistons coach Monty Williams expressed his concern, acknowledging the weight of such a losing streak. He emphasized the need for change to break free from this cycle.

The team’s star, Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in 2021, delivered a remarkable performance with a game-high 41 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Cunningham’s individual brilliance, particularly in the second half with 37 points, couldn’t alter the outcome. Intriguingly, he holds the record for the longest streak to start a career in NBA history, having lost all 10 games when scoring 30 or more points.

Post-game, Cunningham passionately addressed the team, urging them to stay united despite the mounting losses. He acknowledged the gravity of the situation and emphasized the collective effort needed to navigate through it.

The Pistons’ journey on this record-setting night saw moments of promise, with a strong start in the opening quarter, holding a 14-point lead. However, turnovers and a lapse in the second quarter led to a halftime deficit of 61-54.

Fans, attempting to rally the home team, chanted “Let’s go Pistons” during the final frame as Cunningham showcased his skills, putting Detroit ahead at 97-92. Despite the effort, the Nets closed the game on a 26-15 run, etching the 2023-24 Pistons in the history books.

In the aftermath, some frustrated fans chanted “Sell the team!” during the final minute, questioning the team’s ownership. This sentiment did not sit well with some players, emphasizing the need for support and unity during this challenging period.

As the Pistons face the NBA-leading Boston Celtics on the road next, the narrative shifts to their pursuit of avoiding further losses and the overall record of 28 consecutive losses held by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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