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Piston Lose To Wizards 98-77

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Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons goes to the basket. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons goes to the basket. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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AUBURN HILLS (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Pistons fail to show up in the 2nd half – losing to the Washington Wizards 98-77 on Sunday night.

The Pistons went into the second half of the game tied at 45 but lost momentum and the Wizards took a 62-61 lead late in the third quarter on John Wall’s first points of the game. Two straight Detroit turnovers let Washington quickly build the lead to five, and it was 74-63 by the end of the quarter.

Greg Monroe had a game-high 27 points for the Pistons, Rodney Stuckey had 11 pts., Tayshaun Prince added 10 pts. and six rebounds for the night.

Detroit entered on a season-best four-game winning streak, but saw it end when the Wizards went on a 22-2 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters.

Wall ended the night with 14 points for the Wizards, JaVale McGee had 22 points and eight rebounds.

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