Wizards Take Another One to the Wire, Defeat Pistons to go 2-0 Before Four Game Road Trip

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Sometimes you have to take a win no matter how it comes, tonight was just that win the Wizards needed before embarking on a four game west coast road trip, sparked by a huge game by Otto Porter, Jr.

”We showed glimpses of when we were good, but if we don’t pick up defensively on the road, we won’t win any games,” Wall said. ”We got to figure out a way to get back to playing defense consistently.”

Wall scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half and contributed 10 assists as the Wizards won despite giving back a 15-point fourth-quarter lead.

As for the Pistons, they had two chances to make something happen in the final minute which included two huge jump ball possessions, but each one was wasted away, forcing them to foul Wall and company and send them back to the line.

Turnovers and fouls, that was the game,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. ”If they’re going to shoot that many more free throws than we are and we are going to turn the ball over that many times, it’s going to be hard to win anywhere, but especially on the road.”

 

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