The New Jersey Nets lost their fifth game in a row on Friday night when they lost to the Detroit Pistons by a score of 109-92 on the road in The Palace Of Auburn Hills. The Nets now have an 8-20 record, which puts them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and in last place in the Atlantic Division. The Pistons are now also 8-20, which puts them in 12th place in the conference and in last place in the Central Division.
The Nets' starting lineup was led by Deron Williams and Jordan Farmar, who both scored 14 points. Johan Petro came off the bench to score 16 points and Sundiata Gaines also came off the bench and added 13 points. The Pistons' starters were led by Rodney Stuckey, who scored 19 points against the Nets. Greg Monroe added 18 and Brandon Knight scored 13. The whole team was led by Jonas Jerebko, who came off the bench and scored 20 points. Ben Gordon also came off the bench and added 14 points.
The Nets return home for a Saturday night game against the San Antonio Spurs in which they will try to avoid losing six games in a row. The game starts at 8 p.m. (ET). The Pistons stay at home and face the Washington Wizards on Sunday at 6 p.m. (ET) where they will attempt to win their fifth game in a row.