The streak is over. Last Saturday the Detroit Pistons ended 2023 with a win and broke their historic 28 game losing streak against the Toronto Raptors.
It was all smiles from the players, coaching staff, and fans after the final buzzer sounded. All of Little Caesars Arena erupted with cheers and fans could take a sigh of relief as they finally won a game.
They beat the Toronto Raptors in a clincher as the final score was 130 – 127. With that win they ended their 28-game losing streak, which is a new NBA record for the most consecutive losses in a single NBA season. This also was the Piston’s first win since October 28th.
The Pistons as of now are on pace to being the worse team in NBA history. The current worse record in NBA history is 7-59, which is held by the 2012 Charlotte Bobcats during the NBA lockout in 2012.
Hopefully with this win they can overcome the negative pressure and win some more games.
The Pistons overcame Dennis Schroeder and Pascal Siakam’s hot hand as Schroeder finished with 30 points, 9 assists, while shooting 11-18 from the field and Siakam finished the game with 35 points, 5 boards, and shooting 14-24 from the field.
Meanwhile the Pistons were lead in scoring by Cade Cunningham, Jalen Duren, and Bojan Bogdanovic. Cade finished with another double-double racking up 30 points and 12 assists. Bogdanovic had 19 points and shot 50% from the field and finally Jalen Duren had a monster game on the glass finishing with a double-double, 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Detroit hopes to finally get over the hump and start winning games, which they’ve struggled with all season.