The Pistons were never in the game last night at the Palace as they dropped their season-high ninth straight while falling to the Brooklyn Nets 119-to-82. The defeat marked the return of Detroit head coach Lawrence Frank, who missed 6 games and was away from the team for 13 days to be with his seriously ill wife.
Backup guard Will Bynum tallied 18 points, six assists and five boards off the bench for Detroit, which is now 23-and-46. Bynum was pressed into service when Jose Calderon left at the end of the first quarter with flu like symptoms and didn’t return.
Also absent from the backcourt was Brandon Knight who sat for the third straight game with a sprained left ankle. The Pistons are off now until Friday when they play at Miami.
Last night, the Heat ran their winning streak to 23 straight games with a 105-103 victory over the Celtics in Boston. The winning streak is the second-longest in NBA history, surpassing the 2007-2008 Houston Rockets. The Los Angeles Lakers own the longest winning streak in league history with a 33-game run in the 1971-72 season.