Detroit Pistons Set NBA Single-Season Record With 27th Straight Loss
The Detroit Pistons have done it. Almost expectedly, they lost again, while setting a new NBA negative record.
With their 27th consecutive loss, the Pistons passed the Philadelphia 76ers (2013-14) and Cleveland Cavaliers (in 2010-11), for the single season NBA record for the longest losing streak.
This lead to Pistons fans once again chanting “sell the team”.
“Sell the team” chants are back in Detroit
— Barstool Detroit (@BSMotorCity) December 27, 2023
The Pistons have not won a game since October 28th, when they beat the Chicago Bulls. This win was actually the team’s second win in the first three games of the 2023-24 season.
The Pistons’ losing streak is already one of the worst in American professional sports. They have already surpassed the longest losing streak in MLB, NHL, WNBA, and NFL after the merger. Only college football and women’s college basketball have a longer losing streak.
But technically, the Pistons have not yet set the NBA record. The league record of 28 consecutive losses in the regular season was set by the 76ers in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
While head coach Monty Williams, took responsibility for the team’s performance again, the bigger issue lies with the Pistons’ roster, which has an average age of just under 25 years old, making them one of the youngest teams in the league.
The Pistons struggle with excessive fouls, leading the league with an average of 23 fouls per game. Additionally, they have a high turnover rate, ranking 29th with an average of 17 turnovers per game. These mistakes have proven difficult for the team to overcome.