It's Thursday, and you know what that means. The weekend is soon approaching, so what better way to keep the good vibes flowing then with some NBA news and highlights on today's edition of The Morning Dunk.
Pistons' Losing Skid Makes History
The only thing tougher than winning a basketball game as a member of the Detroit Pistons these days is attempting to cut through a dry New York sirloin with plastic cutlery sitting in the Sahara desert ... while watching a Pistons game.
A blowout 133-107 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday pushed the Pistons' losing streak to 15 games, setting a new franchise record for futility.
The Pistons might be an all-time bad team— Conor Powers (@ConPow1124) November 30, 2023
• Have lost 15 straight games including games by 26, 19, 23, and 29
• Have three separate 12+ game losing streaks since February
• 9-52 in the 2023 calendar year
• 82-238 over the past 5 seasonspic.twitter.com/PVJkErGlrG
The Pistons were eight-point underdogs heading into the matchup, and are now 7-11 ATS on the season. They've been favored in just two games all year (0-2), and are 4-40 over their last 44 games dating back to last season which equates to a 7.5-game win pace for a full 82-game slate.
Drake Congratulates Raptors
"I guess you lose some and win some. Long as the outcome is income."
Drake, who evidently has a mind for sports betting, was in attendance for the Toronto Raptors' victory over the red-hot Phoenix Suns at Scotiabank Arena. The Canadian rapper even made an appearance in Toronto's locker room afterwards to celebrate with the team.
Toronto was coming off a demoralizing 115-103 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday in their final In-Season Tournament game, and headed into this matchup against a rested Phoenix squad as the 3.5-point underdogs. The 112-105 win ended the Suns' seven-game winning streak SU while improving Toronto' record to 7-1 ATS in their last eight meetings with Western Conference opposition.
Suggs, Anthony Recreate Classic Pose
Eat your heart out, Mona Lisa.
Even Leonardo da Vinci would be in awe of this masterpiece, as Orlando Magic guards Jalen Suggs and Cole Anthony connected on an alley-oop dunk against the Washington Wizards Wednesday as an homage to the classic Dwyane Wade-LeBron James pose.
Cole x Suggs / LeBron x Wade pic.twitter.com/7ERwlCtS6R— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 30, 2023
The Magic covered as the ten-point favorites in a 139-120 blowout, and are now a perfect 8-0 ATS and SU in their last eight outings.