Detroit Pistons slump to 27th straight defeat in NBA history

Day’Ron Sharpe (L) of the Brooklyn Nets and Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons go for a loose ball during their NBA game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, U.S., December 26, 2023. /CFP

Day’Ron Sharpe (L) of the Brooklyn Nets and Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons go for a loose ball during their NBA game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, U.S., December 26, 2023. /CFP

Detroit Piston set a single-season NBA record with its 27th consecutive loss after their 118-112 loss to the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.

Detroit Pistons, an iconic franchise that won NBA titles in 1989, 1990 and 2004, surpassed the 26-game losing streaks of the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers.

They’re closing in on the longest losing streak ever, the 28-game slide of the 76ers that spanned the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

Detroit’s Cade Cunningham scored 41 points, but once again, the team squandered a strong start with too many mistakes.

Detroit still had their chances late, taking a 97-92 lead early in the fourth quarter, only for Brooklyn – led by 24 points from Cameron Johnson and 21 from Mikal Bridges – to respond with a 13-0 scoring run.

As the final moments ticked off, fans at Little Caesars Arena were once again chanting, “Sell the team!”

“It weighs on us every day,” Cunningham said. “We need to continue to lean on each other and continue to push each other and hold each other accountable more than ever now,” he said.

NBA on ESPN retweeted a post by Sports Center about Cade Cunningham's 41 points and his team's loss. /@SportsCenter

NBA on ESPN retweeted a post by Sports Center about Cade Cunningham’s 41 points and his team’s loss. /@SportsCenter

NBA on ESPN retweeted a post by Sports Center about Cade Cunningham’s 41 points and his team’s loss. /@SportsCenter

Other NBA games results on December 26:

Oklahoma City Thunder 129-106 Minnesota Timberwolves

Washington Wizards 119-127 Orlando Magic

Chicago Bulls 118-113 Atlanta Hawks

San Antonio Spurs 118-130 Utah Jazz

New Orleans Pelicans 115-116 Memphis Grizzlies

Houston Rockets 117-123 Indiana Pacers

Portland Trail Blazers 130-113 Sacramento Kings

LA Clippers 113-104 Charlotte Hornets

(With input from AFP)

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