Utah Jazz Hands Detroit Pistons 25th Straight Loss in Close Match
DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons suffered a heartbreaking loss on Thursday night as they fell to the Utah Jazz 119-111, marking their 25th consecutive defeat. With this loss, the Pistons are now just one game away from tying the NBA single-season record for consecutive losses, a record currently held by both the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers, however, hold the overall record with an astonishing 28 consecutive losses that spanned across two seasons. This increasing losing streak has left Pistons’ first-year coach, Monty Williams, disappointed in his team’s performance, particularly in categories such as turnovers and rebounds.
“It’s frustrating to see the same mistakes being made over and over again,” Williams expressed after the game. “We need to do better in terms of execution and taking care of the ball if we want to turn things around.”
The Pistons, who now hold a dismal 2-26 record, have been facing mounting frustration from fans, as they chanted “Sell the team!” at the end of the game. Nevertheless, rookie Cade Cunningham remains optimistic about the team’s potential and believes they can overcome this rough patch.
“We’re not as bad as our record suggests,” Cunningham noted. “It’s just a matter of learning from our mistakes and staying positive. We have the talent to turn things around.”
Despite playing without several key players due to injuries, the short-handed Utah Jazz managed to secure the victory on the second night of a back-to-back after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers the previous day. Kelly Olynyk led the Jazz with an impressive performance of 25 points, while Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 28 points and 10 assists.
The Jazz’s strong rebounding game, finishing with 15 offensive rebounds, played a significant role in their success. On the other hand, the Pistons struggled with their three-point shooting in the fourth quarter, going just 1 for 10.
Despite the close score throughout the game, the Pistons were unable to secure a win and avoid making unwanted history with consecutive losses. As the team looks ahead, they will need to regroup and focus on improving their performance in order to break this losing streak and bring back victories for their fans.
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