By Steven Luker
Pistons 129 – Raptors 127
Losing Streak snapped
The 28 game losing streak has finally ended for the Detroit Pistons and they grabbed their first win since October 28th. The Pistons before this game had tied the Philadelphia 76ers from the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The Pistons avoided holding the record. Detroit lead only by one at the end of the first quarter. During this game they were one game shy of the record for the four major American and Canadian leagues, that was set by the Chicago Cardinals during World War II.
Close score at halftime
The Pistons and Raptors had a close game at the half and the score was Pistons 52 Raptors 44 the difference of eight points in the half. This game so far was all Pistons. There were some defense breakdowns in the game.
A quote from Jalen Duran about the win
“I’m just so happy we were able to get that,” Duren said. “We’ve been fighting hard for a couple of months to get one, and we’ve been through a lot of adversity.”
Jalen Duren had 18 points and 17 rebounds. Cade Cunningham had 30 points and 12 assists in the game he was the lead scorer in the game.
The Lead cause of the win for Detroit
The raptors have missed some free throws and we missed a bunch of layups that we usually make,” Rajakovic said. So this was the lead cause of the win for the Pistons.
Up Next Pistons
Detroit ends the 2023 season with a win and now have a one game winning streak and now they are going to be on a four game road trip and the first stop is Houston to face the Rockets at the beginning of the year. Then they will travel to Utah to play the Jazz on the third.
Then they will be coming to California to face off against the Warriors on the fifth. They will wrap up the road trip on the seventh in Denver to play the Nuggets. The question is now how long can this winning streak last and can the losing streak continue? That is one of the major questions everyone is wondering about.