Cade Cunningham’s Heroic Efforts to Prevent Pistons from Making History

On Tuesday night, Cade Cunningham was extraordinary, playing like the best guard in the NBA. He scored 37 of his total 41 points in the second half, making 13 of 16 field goals and a perfect 3 of 3 from the three-point line. When the Detroit Pistons were down 108-103 against the Brooklyn Nets with only three minutes remaining in the game, Cunningham scored his team’s next 10 points. However, despite his efforts, the Pistons ended up setting an NBA record with their 27th consecutive loss in a season.

While it was an agonizing defeat, Cunningham’s individual performance was historic for the franchise. According to the Bally Sports Detroit telecast, he is the first Piston to score 35 or more points in a half since the 1996-97 season. This is the second time in December that Cunningham has scored at least 40 points, a feat that hasn’t been achieved by a Piston since Jerry Stackhouse in 2001.

Cunningham’s performance on Tuesday showcased his wide range of scoring abilities, including a step-back three, an and-1 after absorbing contact, and difficult drives to the basket. Despite his incredible performance, the Pistons still suffered a 118-112 loss to the Nets.

Jalen Duren, returning as the Pistons’ starting center, contributed 12 points and 15 rebounds in only his 14th game of the season due to ankle injuries. Even with the extra support from Duren and Cunningham’s career-high scoring, the Pistons were unable to secure a win.

Despite the disappointing loss, Cunningham’s performance highlighted his potential as a rising star in the NBA. While the game was not nationally televised, the sports world was watching to see if Cunningham could lead the Pistons to victory and make history. However, despite his impressive performance, the Pistons’ losing streak continued, cementing their place in the NBA history books.