No team in NBA history had converted less than 20 percent of its free-throw attempts (minimum 10 attempts) in a single regular season game, but the visiting Detroit Pistons did just that at the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday night.
In a 109-86 loss to the DeMarcus Cousins-less New Orleans Pelicans, the Pistons knocked down just three of their 17 attempts at the charity stripe for a putrid 17.6 percent, setting a new league record in the process.
Worst team free-throw shooting percentage (min. 10 attempts)
|12-08-2000||Los Angeles Lakers||5-of-18||27.8|
|01-01-2006||Portland Trail Blazers||3-of-10||30|
|11-07-2014||Oklahoma City Thunder||3-of-11||27.3|
Much of Detroit's futility came from center Andre Drummond, who accounted for nine of the team's misses on 10 shots. Over his last three outings, the 23-year-old has made just five of his 29 free throws (17.2 percent).