Pistons set NBA record for longest playoff losing streak
The Detroit Pistons made NBA history on Monday night - for all the wrong reasons.
Falling 127-104 to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of their first-round series, the Pistons were not only eliminated from the playoffs in a clean sweep but also took possession of the Association's longest postseason losing streak of all time at 14 games.
Detroit's skid began in Game 5 of the 2008 Eastern Conference finals and continued with a pair of sweeps courtesy of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009 and 2016. Detroit tied the New York Knicks' record of 13 games (2001-12) on Saturday with a 119-103 blowout loss in Game 3.
Longest Playoff Losing Streaks
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The Pistons lost all four games of the opening round by an average of nearly 24 points. Blake Griffin missed the first two road outings at Fiserv Forum with a sore knee.
Milwaukee now advances to the second round for a clash with the Boston Celtics.