On Tuesday night, the Detroit Pistons stunned the Denver Nuggets with a 110-108 road victory at Ball Arena. The Pistons entered the game as 12-point underdogs.
The Pistons had to follow that up with a road game on Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Again, the Pistons were 12-point underdogs. And again, they came away victorious.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 23 points to lead Detroit to a 125-116 win over the team he spent the past three seasons on.
The Pistons entered Tuesday with a seven-game losing streak, a 3-15 overall record, and an 0-10 record on the road. They proceeded to win consecutive games as 12-point underdogs on a back-to-back.
So the Detroit Pistons just pulled off the Rocky Mountain Back-to-Back sweep.
Nuggets last night, Utah tonight.
And this was a team that 0-10 on the road before this trip.
The NBA is crazy.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) November 24, 2022
That’s pretty incredible, and as you’d imagine, it’s a very rare feat.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Pistons are just the third team in the last 20 seasons to win on back-to-back days as double-digit underdogs. The 2015 New York Knicks and 2012 Orlando Magic are the only other teams to do so over the last 20 seasons.
The Pistons won as 12-point underdogs tonight. Detroit was also a 12-point underdog last night at Denver.
The Pistons are the 3rd team in the last 20 seasons to win on back-to-back days as a double-digit underdog, joining the 2015 Knicks and 2012 Magic. pic.twitter.com/1sB61IPsDt
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 24, 2022
And Detroit did this without star second-year point guard Cade Cunningham, who’s out with a leg injury. Cunningham is second — to only Bogdanovic — on the Pistons in scoring (19.9 points per game), first in assists (6.0), and third in rebounds (6.2).
The Pistons will look to make it three consecutive upsets as 12-plus-point road underdogs when they take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Detroit is currently a 12.5-point underdog.