Hoping to keep away from a twenty eighth straight loss that might match the longest shedding streak in NBA historical past, the Detroit Pistons pressured time beyond regulation towards the league-best Celtics on Thursday evening earlier than Boston recovered to win 128-122.
Regardless of making it to time beyond regulation for the primary time within the skid, Detroit matched the “Belief the Course of” Philadelphia 76ers with 28 consecutive losses. The Pistons want a victory at residence towards Toronto on Saturday evening to keep away from breaking the document.
Detroit opened a season-high 21-point lead within the first half solely to path 106-100 within the closing two minutes of regulation. Jaden Ivey scored six straight factors to erase the deficit, then Bojan Bogdanovic made a putback with 4.6 seconds left to ship it to OT.
However Derrick White scored 10 of his 23 factors within the further interval and Kristaps Porzingis had six within the time beyond regulation – dunking after a full-court cross from Jayson Tatum after which sinking a pair of free throws to make it 125-117. Porzingis had 35 factors – 11 within the fourth quarter, and eight of these throughout a 10-0 run that turned a four-point deficit lead right into a 106-100 lead.
Tatum had 31 factors 10 assists for Boston, which received its fourth straight and its ninth within the final 10 video games.
Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 31 factors and 9 assists. Ivey had 22 factors and 10 rebounds and Jalen Duren had 15 factors and 14 rebounds.
The Pistons set the NBA document for many consecutive losses in a season Tuesday evening with their twenty seventh in a row, a 118-112 loss to Brooklyn. The Sixers‘ streak stretched over two seasons, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Pistons: Host Toronto on Saturday evening earlier than a four-game journey.
Celtics: Host Toronto on Friday evening.