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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- There's not a lot you can take out of the Detroit Pistons' blowout of the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
The Wizards came in 3-20 (1-11 on the road) and were playing without John Wall (stress injury left patella), Bradley Beal (sore back), Trevor Booker (strained right knee), Trevor Ariza (strained left calf) and A.J. Price (fractured right hand).
The Pistons didn't waste the golden opportunity for an easy victory, though, and dominated the Wizards, 100-68, to snap a six-game losing streak. It's the fewest points an opponent has scored against the Pistons since they beat the Miami Heat, 85-69, on March 27, 2008.
"Obviously, Washington was a little bit shorthanded," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "But I thought our guys competed and battled, so it's good to taste that winning feeling after losing some games in a row."
Wizards coach Randy Wittman wasn't making any excuses for his team's poor showing.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Wizards have tanked this season with their star player on the shelf with an injury to his patella in his left knee.
The injury was supposed to keep him out temporarily. It was supposed to be a month on the shelf. A set back to the season, but not a disaster.
Well, Wall is still not back. He is still not playing. And the Wizards are facing a disaster at 3-20 and the worst...
The Washington Wizards (3-21) and Detroit Pistons (8-21) are two of the worst teams in the NBA, so fans could at least expect them to play a close game when they met on Friday. That didn’t even come close to happening as Detroit blasted Washington 100-68 at the Palace.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman was so embarrassed by his squad’s performance on Friday night, he literally apologized...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds and rookie Andre Drummond added a double-double and the Detroit Pistons ended a six-game losing streak with a 100-68 rout Friday night.
The Pistons, who never trailed, got 15 points from Brandon Knight and 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds from Drummond. Detroit hadn't beaten anyone other than the...
The Wizards have waived Shaun Livingston and Earl Barron.
A quarter of the way through the 2012-2013 NBA season, the 3-20 Washington Wizards have the worst record in the league. The team has struggled to find consistency and seems to have on suffered setbacks in every way imaginable. Notably, injuries have derailed the Wizards roster and projected lineups.
The fan base in Washington grows more [...]
Andre Drummond: ready to ball.
Larry Sanders is likely been scooped up off your waiver wire, especially after last night's 17-point, 20-rebound performance (owned in 65 percent of Yahoo leagues. If he's not, go get him.
If you're not lucky enough to get Sanders, look for Andre Drummond (owned in just 20 percent of Yahoo leagues). The Detroit Pistons' rookie...
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The Washington Wizards own the worst record in the NBA and the Detroit Pistons aren't too far behind.
That's not about to change any time soon, but a home-and-home set could provide some relief for one team.
The Wizards and Pistons begin that stretch looking to end their respective lengthy losing streaks Friday night in Detroit.
Washington (3-20) is last in the league...
By MICHAEL SCOTTSpecial to FOXSportsDetroit.com
Its the purgatory of sports.
The Pistons aren't good enough to win an NBA title, but not bad enough to get a top draft pick.
Take a look at the history of the NBA. Most of the time, you need to be really, really bad before you get really, really good.
Just four seasons before winning the title last year, the Miami Heat won...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have experienced too much disappointment this season to feel sorry for the downtrodden Washington Wizards. Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight had 15 points apiece as the Detroit Pistons snapped a six-game losing streak with a 100-68 victory over the depleted Wizards at The Palace Friday night. Washington, which lost its sixth straight, had...
The Detroit Pistons had not beaten a team other than Cleveland in three weeks until getting a visit from the woeful Washington Wizards, who were blasted by their coach after another embarrassing defeat.
Detroit looks to sweep the home-and-home set Saturday night by sending Washington to a seventh consecutive loss and winning for the fifth time in six trips to the nation's capital...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight had 15 points apiece as the Detroit Pistons snapped a six-game losing streak with a 100-68 victory over the depleted Washington Wizards at The Palace Friday night. Rookie Andre Drummond racked up a career-high 14 rebounds and five blocks to go along with 11 points for the Pistons (8-21), who never trailed. Washington's point...