Pistons winning three straight road games a miracle for this team

The Pistons beat the Bucks in Milwaukee on Wednesday, the Heat in Miami on Tuesday and the Nets in Brooklyn on Nov. 24.

Yes, that’s three straight road wins for Detroit.

David Mayo of MLive:

The Pistons also have won three consecutive road games for the first time in more than five years.

That seems like a long time. Is that a long time?

Sure is.

Before Wednesday night, the Pistons had gone 1,761 days without a three-game road win streak – easily the longest-such active drought in the NBA.

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Days between three-game road winning streaks is obviously a contrived stat, but I think there’s some meaning here. The Pistons for too long lacked the talent and discipline to win consistently on the road, but that’s changing for the better.

There’s obviously a long way to go, but Detroit is making progress, and this is a sign of it.

Now, I look forward to when the Pistons winning three straight road games happens at least once per calendar year and isn’t cause for special attention, as is the case for a majority of NBA teams.