June 22, 2024

Do you imagine in miracles? 

The Detroit Pistons do.

After shedding an NBA document 28 straight video games, the Pistons are again within the win column for the primary time in over two months.

Detroit took residence a 129-127 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Little Caesars Enviornment Saturday.

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Isaiah Livers (12) and Cade Cunningham (2) of the Detroit Pistons react after a 129-127 win over the Toronto Raptors at Little Caesars Enviornment Dec. 30, 2023, in Detroit. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Pictures)

Their final win got here Oct. 28. To place their shedding streak into perspective, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers every gained a recreation extra just lately than the Pistons. Every NFL workforce had gained a minimum of one recreation since Detroit’s final win, whereas every NHL workforce had gained seven.

The earlier document had been 26 consecutive losses, shared by the 2013-2014 Philadelphia 76ers and the 2011-2012 Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers additionally misplaced 28 straight, however that streak began on the finish of the 2014-2015 season and continued into the following marketing campaign. 

The Pistons’ streak is the NBA’s longest in a single season.

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Jalen Duren (0) of the Detroit Pistons smiles after a recreation in opposition to the Toronto Raptors Dec. 30, 2023, at Little Caesars Enviornment in Detroit. (Chris Schwegler/NBAE by way of Getty Pictures)

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Detroit improved to 3-29 on the season.

They have been near a twenty ninth straight loss after practically blowing a nine-point lead with lower than two minutes to go, however Toronto pulled away with clutch free throws late.

Jalen Duren had 18 factors and 17 rebounds for Detroit, and Kevin Knox II scored 17 factors. Saturday’s recreation was the Pistons’ ultimate recreation of 2023.

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Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons smiles after the sport in opposition to the Toronto Raptors Dec. 30, 2023, at Little Caesars Enviornment in Detroit.   (Chris Schwegler/NBAE by way of Getty Pictures)

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They’ll kick off the brand new yr in Houston in opposition to the Rockets Jan. 1.

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