Detroit Pistons lose in overtime to Boston Celtics and tie NBA record with 28 straight losses


The Detroit Pistons continued their march toward infamy on Thursday in a 128-122 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics, tying an NBA record of futility with their 28th consecutive loss. The Pistons have been on an unrivaled single-season run of failure over the past two months, and on Tuesday set the NBA record for most consecutive losses in a season with 27. With this latest loss, Detroit tied the NBA’s overall record losing streak of 28 games, a mark achieved by the Philadelphia 76ers stretching from the end of the 2014-2015 season to the start of the following year. "I hurt for them, you know we just we feel like we’re just getting so close to not just winning one game but winning a lot of games if we play that way versus most teams in the league," Pistons head coach Monty Williams said after the game. The Celtics came into the game with the best record in the NBA at 23-6, while the Pistons entered at an NBA-worst 2-28.