The Detroit Pistons have reached the longest single-season losing streak in NBA history with 26 consecutive losses. The team, with a record of 2-27, had the chance to set a new record for the longest in-season losing streak when they hosted the Brooklyn Nets at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
The Pistons are currently in the fourth season of a rebuild, and their losing streak has been a cause for concern for everyone involved with the team. Despite their struggles, head coach Monty Williams praised the resilience of his players, who continue to fight and come back each day with focus, drive, and grit to try and win a game.
Die-hard fans have continued to support the Pistons and attend games in person, although their frustration was evident during the team’s last home game, with fans chanting at team owner Tom Gores to sell the team.
Cade Cunningham, the #1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, leads the Pistons in scoring, assists, and rebounds, and is trying to stay positive through the tough times. The Pistons are set to face the Nets at home, and with a +6.5 point spread, the odds suggest that their losing streak will continue.
Oddsmakers had little faith in the Pistons before the season began, giving them a projected win total of 27.5 over/under, which was the second-lowest in the league. Their projected win total has now dropped to 9.5 over/under, as they continue to chase their elusive third win of the season.
The Pistons, with their 26-game losing streak, have joined the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the longest in-season skid in NBA history. The 76ers also hold the record for the longest losing streak in NBA history, with 28 consecutive losses spanning two seasons.
Despite their struggles on the court, the Pistons remain determined to turn things around and have the support of their loyal fans.