Piston Lose To Wizards 98-77
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.
The Pistons take on San Antonio on Tuesday in Auburn Hills – tune in to 97.1 The Ticket at 7:10 p.m.
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