Pistons fall to Nets, tie single-season record with 26th loss in a row


Pistons players sat in stunned silence in one corner of the locker room, stared blankly ahead in another. The worst stretch of basketball in their lives now ranks as one of the worst in NBA history. Detroit matched the league record for the longest losing streak in a single season, falling 126-115 to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night for its 26th straight loss. "None of us went through this, ever," center Isaiah Stewart said. "This is the hardest thing probably all of us went through, especially being in the pros." The Pistons joined the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers, dropping to 2-27 in their first season under Monty Williams. They were in the game in the second half before the Nets put them away with a 15-0 run to open a 21-point lead and ensure that Detroit would remain winless since Oct. 28.