By suffering a setback at the hands of the Utah Jazz by a score of 119-111, the Detroit Pistons came dangerously close to matching the NBA record for the longest losing streak in a single season.
It was their 25th consecutive loss, and the home fans in Detroit chanted “sell the team!” in response to the news.
The Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2010-2011 season and the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013-2014 season both hold the record for the most consecutive losses with 26.
Cade Cunningham, the point guard for the Pistons, stated that “this is history that no one wants to be a part of today.”
“We’re not 2-26 bad – there is no way that we are that bad,” Cunningham, who led Detroit with 28 points and 10 assists, concluded. “We’re not that bad.”
“I believe that we are able to accomplish this. The brand of basketball that we play is far superior.
As a result of this loss, the Pistons are currently ranked in the bottom spot of the Eastern Conference. The Pistons have only won two games so far this season, and their most recent victory came on October 29 against the Chicago Bulls.
During their game against the Jazz, who were missing important players, they allowed 27 points to be scored as a result of 20 turnovers.
“I want to be careful with my words – this one hurts more than most of them,” remarked Monty Williams, the head coach of the team.
A group that competed the night before scored fifty points by committing turnovers and grabbing rebounds. He continued by saying, “It is incomprehensibly difficult to comprehend how we could be outworked in relation to those categories.”
For the Utah Jazz, who are now in fourth place in the Western Conference, Kelly Olynyk recorded 27 points, six assists, and four steals through the course of the game.
The Sixers’ run of 28 games, which spanned the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, holds the record for the longest losing streak in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Additionally, Anthony Edwards led the Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers by scoring 27 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and dishing out five assists. The Lakers were unable to have LeBron James play due to an ankle injury. The Timberwolves won the game 118-111.
The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 134-115, putting an end to the Clippers’ nine-game winning streak. Chet Holmgren contributed 23 points to the Thunder’s triumph with the victory.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to success by scoring 37 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out six assists in their 118-114 victory over the Orlando Magic. This victory marked the sixth consecutive victory for the Bucks.
In the meantime, the San Antonio Spurs were defeated by the Chicago Bulls by a score of 114-95. Coby White scored 22 points, and DeMar DeRozan added 21 points to the Spurs’ total. This was the Spurs’ 21st loss in their last 22 games.