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Pistons set NBA record, lose 27th straight game Tuesday vs. Nets

Detroit is officially in the history books.

Brooklyn Nets v Detroit Pistons
Jalen Duren of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on December 26, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images

The Detroit Pistons have officially made history. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of history anyone wants to be a part of.

The Pistons lost to the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, setting a NBA record for most consecutive losses in a single season with 27. The Philadelphia 76ers during the “Process” years did lose 28 regular season games in a row, but those losses were split across multiple seasons. The Pistons could top that streak before 2023 ends, with games against the Celtics and Raptors before the calendar flips.

Detroit officially overtakes the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2010-11 season and the 76ers from the 2013-14 season with the setback. Those Cavaliers were reeling from LeBron James’ departure in free agency, while the 76ers were just at the beginning of their “Process” rebuild.

As far as the Pistons getting their next win, they might get a break early in 2024. Detroit plays the San Antonio Spurs on January 10, and Gregg Popovich’s squad has not been stellar despite the addition of Victor Wembanyama. The Pistons get the Bulls on February 27, which was the last team they beat in the 2023-24 NBA season.