The injury-riddled Minnesota Timberwolves haven't managed a win in April in three years.
They only have three more chances to end that stunning streak, but a meeting with the Detroit Pistons could be just what they need to do it.
The visiting Timberwolves look to end their 27-game losing streak in April by winning a fourth straight over what could be a tired Pistons team Thursday night.
With Kevin Love (concussion), Ricky Rubio (knee) and Luke Ridnour (ankle) all out, Minnesota (25-38) is mired in an 11-game losing streak - its longest since losing 15 in a row to close 2010-11. An end to this skid would seem to be unlikely since the Timberwolves haven't won a game in April since beating Golden State on April 8, 2009.
After visiting Detroit (23-39), Minnesota returns home to face the Warriors on Sunday - Love's earliest possible return date - before hosting Denver to close the season Thursday.
The Wolves led Memphis by a point at halftime Tuesday before falling 91-84.