Pistons news: You're both "that" team, Duren a wiz, Cade still battling

Mar 29, 2024; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2)
Mar 29, 2024; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) / Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons vs. the Washington Wizards was the epitome of a meaningless game, two terrible teams vying for the worst record in the NBA.

The Pistons still hold the honor for now, though there is only a game between them after Detroit eeked out a win in a game whose score looks like something out of the 2004 playoffs.

Kyle Kuzma sparked some outrage from Pistons fans when he said "no one wants to be "that" team" in reference to losing to Detroit during their historic losing streak.

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I hate to break it to you, Kyle, but after losing twice to the Pistons, it's fair to say that you are both "that" team, the ones the rest of the league would be embarrassed to lose to, a distinction that wasn't helped by the fact that both teams failed to score 100 points in the Superbowl of Misery.

There weren't many highlights, but Cade Cunningham and Jalen Duren supplied most of them.

Detroit Pistons: Jalen Duren owns the Wizards

No one is happier to see the Wizards on the schedule than Jalen Duren, who put up 20 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in the win. Duren is now averaging 18.0 rebounds, 16.7 points and 2.7 assists in his last three games against the Wizards.

Cade Cunningham had a tough night shooting, but kept at it, pouring in 33 points on 33 shots and being much more aggressive for the second game in a row.

Cunningham is playing pissed off and I love it because he should be pissed off. His team is awful and he is obviously sick of waiving the white flag as this season mercifully comes to an end.

I'm hoping this will be enough to fuel him and potentially motivate Cunningham to make some demands of his front office with an extension looming this summer.

The two teams went 15-of-57 from 3-point range combined, so if you are into watching bricks, this was the game for you. The Pistons don't have much to hang their hats on, but at least we're not the Wizards, who were mostly healthy last night and got stinkbombs from their top two players (Kuzma and Poole) who shot a combined 8-of-37, including 1-for-14 from 3-point range.

The Pistons may take home the league's worst record but the Wizards are favorites for the title of NBA's most depressing team.