(CTN News) – As a result of their 28th straight loss to the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons tied the record for the NBA’s longest losing streak.
Defeating the Philadelphia 76ers’ record from the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, Detroit lost 128–122.
The Detroit Pistons were up 21 points in a game they eventually lost in overtime to the Celtics.
On Saturday, they’ll take on the Toronto Raptors to stave off a sweep of the losing record.
After Tuesday’s 118-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit made history as the first team in NBA history to lose 27 consecutive games in a single season.
To avoid more embarrassing history on Thursday night, the Pistons took a halftime lead of 66-47, but Boston quickly erased that lead in the third quarter.
Derrick White scored 10 points to guarantee the Celtics, who have the best record in the NBA, won their 24th game of the season and extended their perfect home streak to 15-0. The game went into overtime when Bojan Bogdanovic scored for Detroit.
In other news, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 133–112 thanks to 17 points and 11 assists from LeBron James.
The Lakers were led by 26 points by Anthony Davis, who helped his team win just their third game in nine games following their NBA in-season tournament victory.
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 142-105, with Nikola Jokic scoring a game-high 25 points.
The Nuggets won their sixth game in a row, a season-high, thanks to Jokic’s 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists, his eleventh triple-double of the year.
The New Orleans Pelicans won a 112-105 game against the Utah Jazz thanks to 26 points from Brandon Ingram, while the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 25-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 120-104.
In their sixth loss in nine games, the Dallas Mavericks lost 118-110 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. This bad record persisted even without injured Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic.