April 5, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) grabs a rebound as teammate Kevin Seraphin (13) bumps against him during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Wizards Vs. Pistons: Detroit Hands Washington 4th Straight Loss, 99-94

John Wall's 28 points aren't enough as the Wizards fall to the Pistons.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons Recap: Washington Loses Fourth Straight In Detroit

Despite a fourth-quarter offensive push, the Washington Wizards lost their fourth straight game on Thursday night. The Detroit Pistons went away 99-94 winners at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Wizards were sloppy and committed 18 turnovers and trailed by double digits for much of the second half before a late run over the final five minutes cut it to five points.

John Wall led all scorers with 28 points, getting consistent penetration and hitting 12 of 15 free-throws. But Wall had little help on the offensive end. Kevin Seraphin continues his improved play, and had 15 points and nine rebounds. Georgetown alum Greg Monroe, however, matched him on the inside and scored 18 points for Lawrence Frank. As a team, the Pistons shot 53 percent from the floor, building a lead the Wiz could not overcome with a 30-point fourth quarter.

Washington will stay out on the road and now heads to New Jersey to face the Nets on the second night of a road back-to-back.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons Score Update: Washington Trails By 11 At Half

The injury-depleted Washington Wizards, looking to end a three-game losing streak and pick up their sixth road win of the season, trail 51-40 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. While they didn't make a three in the first half, the Pistons did shoot the lights out, hitting 53 percent from the floor. Detroit was led on the inside by Georgetown alum Greg Monroe, who has 13 points and six rebounds through the first 24 minutes. Monroe has had a breakout season, and with Nene still out, he's controlled the paint.

John Wall led Washington with 11 points and added five assists but his backcourt mate Jordan Crawford has put up a rare bagel, missing all six shots from the floor so far. The Wizards will have to clean it up on the offensive end in the second half to get back in it. They committed nine turnovers in the first half. Stopping Monroe and competing on the glass will also be a key to threatening the Pistons on their home floor in the final two quarters.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Wizards, check out Bullets Forever. For more on the Pistons, visit Detroit Bad Boys. And for all your NBA news as the playoffs approach, check out SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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Wizards Vs. Pistons: Washington Tries To Stop Three-Game Skid In Detroit

Can the Wizards avenge a last second loss to the Pistons about a week later?

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