Utah Jazz Extend Detroit Pistons' Misery with 25th Consecutive Loss

Utah played without four of its seven best scorers, but even that didn't help the Pistons end the "black" streak

by Sededin Dedovic
Utah Jazz Extend Detroit Pistons' Misery with 25th Consecutive Loss
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The Utah Jazz won against the Detroit Pistons with a final score of 119:111, adding to the woes of the home team and extending their losing streak to 25 games. The Pistons are now one loss away from tying the infamous records set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11 and the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013-14, both of which suffered 26 straight losses.

Despite missing four of its top seven scorers, Utah proved too strong for the struggling Pistons. Kelly Olynyk emerged as the Jazz's most effective player, contributing to the victory with 27 points. On the opposing side, Cade Cunningham showed his skills with an impressive 28 points and ten rebounds, standing out as the only bright spot for Detroit.

Too many stories and criticism from the media must have had an effect on Detroit, which cannot establish its game in any way.

The Grizzlies are much stronger with Morant

In another big game, Ja Morant marked his return from a 25-game suspension with an impressive performance, leading the Memphis Grizzlies to a 116-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Desmond Bane was instrumental in Memphis' success, scoring 31 points, while Jaren Jackson added 21.

San Antonio continues to struggle

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls dominated the San Antonio Spurs at home with a final score of 114:95.

Kobe White led the way with 22 points, followed by DeMar DeRozan, who scored 21 points. The Spurs faced their 21st loss in their last 22 games, and Devin Vasel became their leading scorer with 21 points.

Edwards dominated against the Lakers

In the clash of leaders of the Western Conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers with a score of 118:111.

Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 27 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 before leaving the game with an injury. Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 31 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent their fourth straight loss.

In the remaining matches, the Washington Wizards as guests narrowly defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 118:117, while the New Orleans Pelicans secured a convincing 123:104 away victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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