Pistons Show Admirable Resilience
After a hard-fought game, head coach Monty Williams praised the Detroit Pistons for their admirable display of resilience. He noted that many teams in similar situations would have given in to circumstances that were less challenging than what the Pistons faced. Williams expressed his admiration for the team’s ability to stay competitive.
Pistons Hold Strong Lead
The Pistons kept up with the Boston Celtics in the first quarter and began to pull away in the second. They managed to establish a 21-point lead in the first half, which was the largest lead they had held all season. Despite this strong performance, the Celtics managed to make a comeback and eventually secured a 128-122 victory in overtime.
Close to Victory
Although the Pistons suffered another loss, Williams emphasized that the team is getting closer to securing victories. He commended their efforts and mentioned that their style of play could lead to multiple wins against most teams in the league. The Pistons’ guard, Cade Cunningham, echoed this sentiment, stating that he never felt overwhelmed going into any game in the NBA.
Pistons Tied for Consecutive Loss Record
The defeat against the Celtics tied the Pistons with the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA record of 28 consecutive losses over two seasons. Despite this, Williams highlighted the team’s belief that they are on the same level as their opponents. He emphasized their resilience and determination to improve, regardless of the criticisms they face.
Pistons Must Win Next Game to Avoid Record
To avoid setting the NBA record for consecutive losses, the Pistons must secure a victory in their upcoming home game against an unnamed opponent. The team understands the significance of this match and will be aiming for a win.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.