The Detroit Pistons have lost 10-in-a-row after last night’s overtime heartbreaker to the Wizards and its unclear when their next win is coming.
The Pistons haven’t won in December, and in fact haven’t won a game dating back to November 18th, nearly a full month ago.
When they got to four wins, I was actually excited, as they did it faster than last season with a younger team. Unfortunately, they haven’t won since.
The Pistons schedule has been tough during this stretch, there is no doubt of that, but they also lost a game to the Thunder at home, a game they definitely should have won.
Dwane Casey has to be on the hot seat, fair or not, and if Detroit doesn’t get a win soon, he might not survive until the new year.
In my estimation, there are four chances to get a win in December, and if they don’t, Detroit will finish 2021 on a 20-game losing streak.
Pistons’ schedule: 4 chances for a win in December
Here are the ten remaining games this month:
The Pistons will not be favored in any of these games, and most are against teams fighting for the playoffs.
They have four chances for a win against the Pelicans, Pacers, Rockets and Spurs but those are far from given.
The Pelicans are better than their record and have been pretty good at home. The Pacers stink and might offer the best chance for. a “W,” as they were the last team Detroit beat, but they too are pretty good at home, with an 8-6 record.
The Rockets have won 7-in-a-row, all without Jalen Green, so are playing much better than they were when the Pistons beat them back in November.
The Spurs are awful, but so are the Pistons, so beating them on the road is no given either.
The Pistons will be double-digit underdogs in all of the rest of the games in December, and even though they might steal a win or two against better teams, I certainly wouldn’t count on it.
The Detroit Pistons are headed for the worst record in the NBA, and though I am happy to land another top-5 pick, I am somewhat disappointed that this team hasn’t won more games at this point in the season.
Will they win again in 2021? I am honestly not sure.