(Photo : Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) DETROIT, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 21: Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons seems to be on within the fourth quarter on the way in which to a 119-111 loss to the Utah Jazzat Little Caesars Arena on December 21, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan.
Records are supposed to be damaged they are saying however there are just a few that ought to be left untouched.
That is what the Detroit Pistons didn’t do after falling to the Brooklyn Nets, 112-118, to document the longest shedding streak in a season at 27.
They began the brand new season 2-1 by successful towards the Charlotte Hornets and the Chicago Bulls of their second and third sport. They have not seen the sunshine since.
The longest successive shedding streak is at 28 set by the Philadelphia 76ers though it spanned two seasons. They ended the 2014-2015 season with 10 straight defeats and began the following season by shedding 18 straight occasions.
Pistons eclipsed the document set by the Cleveland Cavaliers (26 losses) within the 2010-2011 season when Lebron James left them for the Miami Heat.
Their subsequent video games are towards the primary staff within the league, Boston Celtics, and the Toronto Raptors. There is an opportunity that they’ll finish the 12 months with out successful a sport in two months.
Pistons may use a diversion with this heartache and embarrassing document.
Well, there are a number of dishonorable data within the NBA. Whether it’s worse than that of the Pistons is topic.
Here are three of them:
1. 27 straight missed threes by the Rockets
There is one thing about 27. It is similar quantity that the Houston Rockets missed in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, setting a document for most consecutive threes missed in a playoff sport.
Rockets, then led by James Harden and Chris Paul, have been poised to slay their ghosts in Golden State Warriors after taking a 3-2 lead in Game 5.
Just when the Dubs took management of the third quarter within the series-clinching sport, the Rockets couldn’t purchase something past the arc.
Yes, 27 straight losses by the Pistons are embarrassing however lacking 27 straight threes that might’ve modified historical past is extra painful.
2. Worst area objective proportion and lowest rating in a sport by a staff (Chicago Bulls)
Which one is extra more likely to be damaged, Pistons’ record-losing streak or the 1998-1999 Bulls’ 23.4 p.c area objective?
Detroit’s document is likely to be eclipsed sooner or later however the Bulls’ worst field-goal proportion by a staff in fashionable period will in all probability keep as the sport turns into extra offense-minded.
The Bulls set the document towards the Miami Heat within the 1998-1999 season the place they solely made 18 (whole of 49 factors) out of their 77 shot makes an attempt. The San Antonio Spurs nearly ended the document in 2000 after they shot 23.7 p.c from the sector within the loss towards Toronto.
3. Most 3-pointers missed in a sport and not using a make (Denver Nuggets)
Three-point taking pictures was creating into a must have amongst NBA groups’ arsenal by the early 2010s.
This is why the Denver Nuggets’ zero threes made towards the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012 was baffling. They tried 22 threes and didn’t make one, a document within the NBA. The attention-grabbing half was they solely misplaced by eight factors, 101-93.
The Mile High staff had streak shooter JR Smith at the moment, making the document extra unfathomable.
“The rhythm of the game was not in our favor, and our guys seemed to be worn out a little bit,” Nuggets coach George Karl mentioned of the embarrassing document they set.
“If you make two threes it’s a different basketball game – a totally different game. It’s not time to panic or anything. We just didn’t have enough shooters out there.”
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