The Detroit Pistons have lost their last nine games by an average score of 108-90. In that span, they have the NBA’s 27th-best offense and worst defense. They’ve been outscored by 19.3 points per 100 possessions, easily the league’s worst mark.
But it could be worse.
The Pistons’ nine-game skid is the NBA’s most lopsided this season – and in words used way too often on this blog – other than the Bobcats.
In their last nine games, the Pistons the Pistons have been outscored by 158 points, the fifth-worst nine-game stretch this season. As part of a 10-game losing streak, the Bobcats had overlapping nine-game stretches where they were outscored by 163, 166, 198 and 209 points.
When they play the Miami Heat on Friday, the Pistons have a chance to claim the league’s most lopsided 10-game stretch of the season. Detroit just needs to fall to Miami by 57 points. It might be a longshot, but these Pistons just might have what it takes.