Pistons injuries as they try to dodge history vs. Celtics

Feb 15, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the
Feb 15, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons have already joined the negative history books this season by setting the all-time record for consecutive losses in a single season.

That hurdle has been cleared and now the Pistons have the all-time record in front of them, which they hope to avoid tonight against the Boston Celtics on the road.

The Pistons are the league's worst team and the Celtics are its best, so it wasn't surprising to see Fanduel have Detroit listed as a 16.5-point underdog, the highest spread of the season.

Everything points to the Pistons tying the worst losing streak in league history tonight, even though the Celtics could be missing some players.

Pistons vs. Celtics injury update

The Pistons can't seem to go a single game without putting a player on the injured list and this one is no exception. Isaiah Stewart has been ruled out with his sprained toe and Monte Morris is still out with whatever injury he suffered eight years ago when this miserable season started.

Both Killian Hayes and Ausar Thompson are listed as probable for Detroit with illnesses.

It appears the Celtics might do what a lot of teams have done against the Detroit Pistons, which is resting key players safe in the knowledge that they will probably win anyway.

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Oshae Brissett are all listed as questionable for tonight, which would give the Pistons a fighting chance on the road. It has to be hard for opposing players to choose between a night off and a chance to run up their stats.

Lamar Stevens and Svi Mykhailiuk are listed as probable for tonight's game.

It's hard to say what the Pistons need to do to win this one and avoid making more dubious history, as they have gotten career games out of Cade Cunningham of late and it didn't much matter.

But the bench has to be better and that should start with removing some people from the rotation, including Isaiah Livers and Alec Burks, who have both been struggling mightily of late.

We've not heard word of any call-ups from the G-League but that should be on the table, as the Pistons need to breathe some life into the worst bench in the NBA.