The all-time report for consecutive losses in a season is 26, a doubtful achievement shared by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers.
The Sixers misplaced 28 straight throughout the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, however that is two totally different rosters.
The Pistons misplaced to the in-season match finalist Indiana Pacers on Monday, 131-123 to increase the shedding streak to twenty.
Detroit has to lose six extra video games to achieve that mark of futility, however none of these video games can be straightforward.
It is a home-and-home Wednesday and Friday with the Sixers, who’ve the fourth-best level differential within the NBA as of Monday. They end a three-game street journey with video games towards the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks are solely 3-7 at residence, which could give the Pistons some hope.
Their finest likelihood to interrupt the streak may come Dec. 21, when the Utah Jazz go to Detroit. The Jazz are 1-11 on the street this season, the worst mark within the NBA. Tied with the Pistons themselves, after all.
In any other case, a home-and-home sequence with the Brooklyn Nets will decide if the Pistons get to 26 losses, and even 27. It appears inconceivable that the Pistons, a crew with seven lottery picks from the final 4 drafts, would lose all eight of those upcoming video games.
In spite of everything, the 2013-14 Sixers have been shedding on function with “The Course of,” and the Cavaliers have been reeling after LeBron James’ departure.
Nobody would have anticipated this crew to lose 20 straight. So what’s seven extra losses?
The one comfort for the Pistons is that they won’t be within the report books for lengthy. The San Antonio Spurs have misplaced 17 straight, in order that they’re proper on the Pistons’ heels.
At the very least a type of streaks will finish by Jan. 10 — that is when these two traditionally dangerous groups play one another.