The Pistons’ losing streak reached seven games with Wednesday’s 99-96 loss to New Jersey.
The defeat dropped Detroit to 4-20. Only 3-20 Charlotte has fewer wins.
Even in defeat, Greg Monroe continued to shine for the Pistons. The second-year center had 21 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Monroe hit eight-of-11 shots, his third straight game shooting at least 55 percent.
Tayshaun Prince also had 21 points to go with six boards and four assists. It was the most points for Prince since a season-high 29 against Minnesota back on Jan. 18.
Rookie guard Brandon Knight played a team-high 43 minutes, going for 15 points, five rebounds and four assists. Knight is fourth among rookies in both scoring and assists.
The Nets were led by Deron Williams’ 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting, to go with a game-high nine assists.
The Pistons will have two chances to break the losing streak at home this weekend, hosting Milwaukee on Friday and lowly New Orleans, which is 4-18, on Saturday. After that, it’s back to New Jersey for another game with the Nets.