Best fan reactions to the Detroit Pistons' first win in two months

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Something strange happened over the Detroit Pistons' historic losing streak. They sort of became "America's Team."

Ok, not really, but there has been more discourse about the Pistons than there has been in years and even fans from other teams have been cheering them on until they finally broke the streak last night.

My hats are off to Pistons' fans this year, who have stuck with a team that has given them no reason to, have stuck it to owner Tom Gores without being too obnoxious about it and have continued to show up, as they did last night, treating the players to an ironic but heartfelt standing ovation after finally getting a win.

Fan reactions were all over the place (mostly humorous), and even though one win doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things, it was nice to get one and let off some steam.

My favorite reaction overall came from Cade Cunningham, who knelt on the floor after the game like an 800 lb. gorilla had been lifted off his back. He's taken these losses hard and you can see it on his face. I damn near broke into tears watching relief come over our young star. It was nice to see and I hope we see plenty more of it.

But as usual, the fans stole the limelight on social media.

Best fan reactions to the Detroit Pistons' first win in two months

This one made me smile, as it was similar to my own reaction, except that I was alone in an apartment in Ireland in the middle of the night.

I also liked these three, which poked fun at the inevitable stampede at Wing Stop, who finally have to pay up on the free wings they've had on offer for a Pistons win:

I knew I'd see this gem pop up somewhere and it didn't disappoint. It somehow goes from funny to sort of heartwarming (the old man always gets me).

But mostly it was good to finally see a few smiles, not only on the players but the beleaguered fans who finally got to enjoy a win, even if was only the third of the season.

See you in 2024, Detroit. I love you, have a great New Year!