Wizards Vs. Pistons: Washington Beats Down Detroit, 98-77

The Wizards picked up a win on their first game of a five-game road trip by dominating the Pistons 98-77.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons Final Score: Washington Powers Past Detroit, 98-77

The Washington Wizards kicked off a road trip with a crushing defeat of the Detroit Pistons 98-77. The Wizards picked up just their sixth win of the season, but they did so in dominating fashion led by JaVale McGee and Nick Young. Both players picked up 22 points on the night, leading the Wiz in scoring as McGee picked up 11 rebounds for a double-double on the day. Point guard John Wall has just 9 points on the night, but he was able to help fuel the offense by picking up 15 assists.

In the loss, Pistons center Greg Monroe led the way in scoring with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Outside of Monroe however, the Pistons offense struggled to get going with Rodney Stuckey picking up 11 points and Tayshaun Prince adding another 10 points. The Wiz perimeter defense was able to hold the Pistons to just 9.1 percent shooting from three-point land.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons Score Update: Washington Goes On 15-0 Run To Take An 11-Point Lead After Three Quarters

The Washington Wizards lead the Detroit Pistons 74-63 after three quarters at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Wizards went on a 15-0 run to get their biggest lead of the game with just over a minute remaining in the quarter. John Wall dominated the stretch, finishing the quarter with 9 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds after struggling in a quiet first half.

Nick Young hit a big three with a minute and twenty seconds remaining to give Washington an eight-point lead. Young is 7 of 11 from the floor, leading the Wizards with a game-high 19 points. He had 11 in the third quarter. On the inside, Javale McGee continued his solid play from the first half, finishing the quarter with 17 points. Washington continues to shoot right around 50 percent from the floor.

The Wizards will look to continue the offensive rhythm in the fourth quarter to pull off their second road win of the season and start a long five-game road trip off on the right foot.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons: Detroit Mounts Comeback In Second Quarter To Tie It Up

The Detroit Pistons cut into the Wizards' first quarter eight-point lead, evening it up to take a 45-45 tie into the locker room at halftime.

Washington has done most of its damage around the rim, either on the fastbreak or pounding it down low in the halfcourt. The Wizards have taken only three attempts from behind the arc, and are shooting better than 52 percent from the floor after one half.

Javale McGee, who had his best game of the season on Friday against the Heat, had another solid first half, hitting five of six attempts from the floor to lead the Wizards with 11 points. McGee is playing in front of a friendly crowd, having played at Country Day High School in Detroit.

Greg Monroe, the former Georgetown Hoya, is having a breakout season in Detroit and he leads the Pistons with 14 points. Washington will have to keep up transition pressure if they want to break a seven game losing streak at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons Score Update: Washington Builds Eight-Point Lead Over Detroit After First Quarter

After one quarter at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Washington Wizards lead the Detroit Pistons 26-18.

The Wizards were plagued by turnovers early, committing five giveaways in the first six minutes. But Randy Wittman's club shored it up on the offensive end, shooting better than 61 percent from the floor. Chris Singleton was a perfect four for four from the free throw line, chipping in with a quick six points.

John Wall really tried to force the action in transition, playing against a Lawrence Frank team that typically ties to slow it down. This lead to three turnovers, but also a really nice breakout where Wall hit Jan Vesely on the wing. The rookie went up, challenged by Tayshaun Prince, and put in a soft and pretty fingeroll. Just a minute later, Wall hit Vesely on a perfect pick-and-roll and Vesely slammed it home off the feed. The Wizards had 16 points in the paint and out-rebounded the Pistons by nine.

The Pistons are just 8-20 but have won four games in a row coming into Sunday night's game against the Wizards. Greg Monroe, who is only one of 13 players in the league to average a double-double, finished with six points

But Washington went on a 16-6 run as the quarter wound down, building their largest lead of the game to eight points.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons Game Time, TV Schedule, And More

The Washington Wizards (5-22) begin a five-game road trip Sunday evening when they take on the Detroit Pistons (8-20) at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Washington is just 1-10 on the road this season, with that lone victory away from home coming against the worst team in the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats. The Wizards have lost their last seven trips to Detroit.

Here is what you need to know about the game:

Location: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

Game Time: 6:00 P.M. ET

TV Channel: Comcast Sports Network

Announcers: Steve Buckhantz (play-by-play), Phil Chenier (analyst)

Wizards Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan

Announcers: Dave Johnson (play-by-play), Glenn Consor (analyst)

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Wizards Vs. Pistons: Washington Begins Five-Game Road Trip In Detroit

Sunday evening the Washington Wizards (5-22) visit The Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons (8-20) in the first game of a five-game road trip.

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