This Sad Stat Shows How Historically Bad the Detroit Pistons Season Is
Detroit loves a loser. After all, how many years did Lions fans go to games with paper bags over their heads? That may be the new apparel for Pistons fans now that the team has hit a historic low during the 2023-24 campaign.
The Detroit Pistons as of the first of December have just 2 wins on the season versus 17 losses. The Pistons just set a dubious franchise record that spells out just how badly the season has been so far.
With a loss to the New York Knicks to close out November, the Pistons have lost 16 straight games - which is a franchise record and a far cry from the storied Bad Boys days.
Or the Ben Wallace-led 2004 NBA Championship team. That Larry Brown-coached squad defeated the Lakers 4 games to 1 to claim the trophy, Chauncy Billups was the series MVP and the win - 20 seasons ago now - was the last for the team at the Palace of Auburn Hills and the last championship for the team.
During the 2023-24 season, the Pistons went 0 for November and have the worst record in the league to start November. Detroit is one of four teams with less than 5 wins. The Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs have 3 wins each while the Memphis Grizzlies have just 4.
While the 16-game losing streak is the worst ever for Detroit it is not yet among the worst in league history. That distinction goes to the Philadelphia 76ers who spread 28 losses across two seasons.
The Pistons do, however, have the league's longest playoff losing streak at 14 games - a streak that remains active.