Date: Jan. 12, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit Plus
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Detroit +5
Score: Washington wins, 102-97
Detroit offensive rating: 103.2 (24th)
Detroit defensive rating: 109.7 (24th)
Detroit pace: 88.4 (29th)
Washington offensive rating: 105.1 (22nd)
Washington defensive rating: 109.0 (21st)
Washington pace: 94.2 (8th)
Score: Washington wins, 98-97
If the Pistons win tonight, they’ll avoid matching a franchise-record 14-game losing streak. But let’s set our expectations at a more reasonable level.
If Detroit loses by just one, it won’t be the worst of its 14-game losing streaks.
So far, the Pistons have lost their last 13 games by an average of 14.4 points. In 1994, they lost 14 games by an average of 13.5 points per game.
(They also lost 14 straight by 12.6 per game in 1980.)
So, when Caron Butler hits that jumper at the buzzer to give Washington the win and break your heart, don’t fret. That’s a victory over the 1994 losing streak.
And that would be more win than the Pistons have had in the last month.
Head to Daily Dime Live to chat during the game. I’m going to try to stop by, but it will probably only be for part of the game.
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