All things considered, the Washington Wizards shouldn't really have expected to win tonight. They only have one victory on the road all year, and their head coach Flip Saunders was at the funeral for his late mother.
John Wall had 24 points to lead all scorers, and also contributed five rebounds and seven assists in a losing effort for the Wizards as they fell 113-102 to the Detroit Pistons. Andray Blatche and Nick Young each turned in 21 points, but didn't receive enough auxiliary scoring or defensive effort to stop the home team.
Tayshaun Prince returned to the lineup for the Pistons after missing four straight games and scored 20 points and collected six rebounds to lead his team to victory. Rodney Stuckey had 19 points and nine assists. Charlie Villanueva had 16 points, while Greg Monroe and Austin Day each chipped in 12 points.
The Wizards will now return home for a three-game stretch that will begin Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, before hosting Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night, and Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder next Monday.