Lately, the Pistons have ruined their season before it really got off the ground.
In the last six years, Detroit has started 11-25, 0-5, 4-20, 0-8, 2-5 and 3-19.
From there, the Pistons have just been doomed. Only a furious run after waiving Josh Smith got them to 32-50 last season, their best final record in that span.
So, Detroit’s 2-0 start – with wins over the Hawks and Jazz – is pretty remarkable.
This is the first time the Pistons have been two games over .500 in about six-and-a-half years – 2,420 days to be precise.
It’s less than half as long for the team with the next-longest two-games-over-.500 drought entering the season – the Magic at 1,088 days. And everyone else has at least five months on Orlando.
Here’s that crazy stat visualized,with the date each team was last two games over .500 entering this season. Scroll wayyyy down to see the Pistons.