February 29, 2024

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons ended their NBA record-tying dropping streak at 28 video games with a 129-127 victory over the short-handed Toronto Raptors on Saturday evening, as Cade Cunningham had 30 factors and 12 assists.

The Pistons, who hadn’t received since Oct. 28, matched the Philadelphia 76ers’ report of 28, break up over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. They completed one shy of the report for the 4 main American and Canadian leagues, set by the Chicago Cardinals throughout World Battle II.

Jalen Duren had 18 factors and 17 rebounds for the Pistons (3-29) whereas Kevin Knox II scored 17 factors.

Pascal Siakam had 35 factors and Dennis Schroder scored 28 for the Raptors, who had been taking part in the second of a back-to-back. The Raptors traded OG Anunoby, Treasured Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn to the New York Knicks earlier within the day. They acquired RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley, however they weren’t obtainable Saturday.

The Pistons led 90-86 going into the fourth and neither group was capable of put collectively a run till back-to-back 3-pointers by Cunningham and Jaden Ivey made it 110-99 with 5:50 to go.

The Raptors responded with an 8-2 run, together with six factors from Scottie Barnes, however Cunningham’s jumper made it 114-107 and the Pistons obtained three straight stops in opposition to Siakam. One other Cunningham jumper moved the margin to 9 with 1:34 to play.

Siakam’s 3-pointer made it 126-122 with 17 seconds left, however the Pistons clinched the sport from the road. Gary Trent Jr. hit a 3-pointer with one second left.

The Raptors trailed by eight factors at halftime, however Siakam and Trent scored 24 factors in eight minutes to place Toronto forward 75-74. Siakam completed with 20 of Toronto’s 42 factors within the quarter, and extra importantly, drove Cunningham to the bench with 4 fouls.