The Detroit Pistons have reeled off 23 straight losses, after laying the egg again Saturday in the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks in a 146-114 final embarrassment. There have only been two NBA teams ever Longest losing streaks in a single season.
The Pistons trailed the Bucks 81-56 in the first half after another missed attempt from both ends of the court. The defense did not pose any problem for Milwaukee, which shot 59.6% from the floor in the first half and made 11 three-pointers in 25 attempts.
The Pistons were one step behind the opening edge, trailing by 23 points in the first quarter. The Bucks led 17-6 in the first five minutes, then increased to 24-10 at 5:55. The Pistons cut the deficit to 12 three minutes before the end of the quarter, but Milwaukee ended the quarter with a 14-3 run to lead by 23 points.
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The second quarter was more competitive, as the Pistons’ shooting pace improved, but the Bucks continued to score at will. The Bucks pushed the lead to 30 points in the first few minutes of the second quarter after Bobby Portis bullied Detroit for a couple of trips to the free throw line. The Pistons kept the lead under 30 for the rest of the quarter, but didn’t show enough signs of a miracle comeback, never getting closer than 18 points during the second half.
Like a car accident, people can’t look away. The Pistons’ ineptitude has attracted a lot of attention, and Saturday’s new low was no different. He shocked the NBA world Worst team in the league On his way to his 23rd loss in a row:
Change must come: The Pistons are bereft of hope. There is nowhere worse in professional sports.
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