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Pistons setting records in a bad way

Luke Parent ’26
9 minutes before tip-off, Little Ceasers Arena is about 10 percent full for a Friday night game against the Houston Rockets

The Pistons had low expectations, but fans were optimistic that the young players could develop well and be ready for a big season in 2024. That has yet to be the case.

The young players have been fighting injuries, coaching has been the worst in the league and the team set a new record for the most consecutive losses with 27.

According to the NBA 2023-24 attendance records, the Pistons have been awful this season. No one is coming to the game to support them. The Pistons average seventh worst in the league attendance percentage per game with 80 percent attendance for each home game this year. This is down from the 2022-23 season, where they averaged a 12th-best 91 percent.

Isaac Snyder ’26 went to the Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons game on Friday, Jan. 12, and he was shocked by the minimal attendance of the game.

“I thought that we had a really good chance to win the game because the Rockets were resting some of their starters, so when I got there about 20 minutes before tipoff, it felt like we were the only people there,” Snyder said.

The game only got worse after it started, with the Pistons not showing up mentally.

“It was just so many mental mistakes,” Snyder said. “Bad turnovers, bad shots, missed passes and bad defense all led to the Pistons choking away a lead late in the game.”

The mistakes made in that game were no surprise to fans as they have also happened in other games.

“It’s just whenever the Pistons play, they build a small lead early, then just end up choking it away late in the game, and that’s the main contributing factor to the 27-game losing streak and the awful record this year,” Snyder said.

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Luke Parent ’26
Luke Parent ’26, Web Editor
Northport Golf Course. Hole seven. 15 feet to the hole. The summer heat beating down on him, first year Web Editor Luke Parent ’26 has one more shot to make the eagle. “I saw (the hole) was a par five and I shot it in two shots against my dad,” Parent said. “I ended up winning 50 bucks on that route; it was pretty great.”In the Parent family, taking Tower is a tradition. “I had three of my siblings take (Tower),” Parent said. “I wanted to follow in their footsteps and sharpen my writing skills.”Parent’s love for sports doesn’t stop at the golf course. He is a dedicated JV football player and an optimistic Detroit Lions fan.“I’ve watched (the Lions) with my dad ever since I was little,” Parent said. “They're gonna go big this year. They are going to make the playoffs (and) win the Super Bowl, obviously.”

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