Detroit Pistons Finally Snap NBA Losing Streak – Beats Raptors

Pistons beat Raptors, historic losing streak ends at 28 - NBA
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Finally, it’s over.

With a nail-biting 129-127 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday (AEDT), the Detroit Pistons have finally ended their 28-game losing run.

Before matching Philadelphia’s 28-game losing run that separated the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons with a devastating overtime defeat to Boston earlier this week, the Pistons held the record for the longest losing streak in a season (27) as well.

But after a terrible run of results, Detroit has finally turned things around with their first victory since October, guaranteeing they will not reach another historic milestone.

Recent performances by young sensation Cade Cunningham, who had 30 points and 12 assists to help relive the winning euphoria, have been outstanding.

The Pistons had the lead for the most of the contest until Gary Trent of Toronto made a three-pointer with one second left to cut the lead. However, it was too late to save the Raptors.

With the win, their win-loss record for the season is now a miserable 3-29.

The Chicago Cardinals, an NFL club that is currently based in Arizona, are the only other team in North American professional sports history to have a worse losing run than the 2023–24 Pistons.

For the Pistons, the scenario was all too familiar. They had another chance to break their record-breaking losing skid, this time against a squad lacking key players.

In comparison to many other squads, they were unable to finish the mission. Though Saturday’s home game against the Toronto Raptors offered another opportunity to put what they had learned from past defeats to use, the experience factor was still present.

In addition, history was at stake since a defeat would give them the record for the longest losing streak in NBA history—29 games in a row.

When everything was said and done, it wasn’t nice, but the Pistons were back in the lead for the first time in sixty-two days.