Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Tonight the Wizards faced a seriously undermanned Detroit Pistons team that was missing Blake Griffin and Derek Rose just to name a couple. It took all the Wizards could throw at theme to capture a 115-99 victory.
Washington was able to capture on the 21 turnovers by the Pistons and hold Luke Kennard an Andre Drummond late in the fourth quarter and their offense was just cold without either hitting baskets.
Bradley Beal again led the way for the Wizards with 22 points and it was his clutch baskets in the third quarter that really kept the Pistons from making a run like they did in the first half.
Beal also made some Wizards history tonight as he ascended to 5th on the Wizards’ all-time scoring leaderboard. More notable was the play of two back-ups: Brown Jr. earned the first double-double of his career with 14 points and 10 rebounds, to go with 3 steals. Meanwhile, Mo Wagner showed unexpected defensive prowess in racking up 2 steals and 4 blocks along with 12 points in the win.
“We found a lot of good things tonight, but we have to do better on the boards, said Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks.