Detroit 100, Washington 68

Date - Friday, December 21, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #19 James Capers, #38 Michael Smith, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 13489

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 14 20 17 17 68
Detroit 29 24 24 23 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 3-21 2-9 1-12 L6
Detroit 8-21 6-8 2-13 W1


Pistons 100, Wizards 68: Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight scored 15 points apiece and Andre Drummond added 11 points and 14 rebounds as Detroit snapped a six-game losing skid by winning the opener of a home-and-home series with visiting Washington.

Rodney Stuckey also had 11 points before exiting with a facial injury for the Pistons, who defeated the Wizards for the 11th time in 13 games.

Jamal Crawford had 14 of his 20 points in the first half for the Wizards, who have dropped six in a row to fall to an NBA-worst 1-12 on the road.

After going 1-for-10 from the field against Toronto, Knight drilled a pair of 3-pointers to highlight an 11-point performance in the first quarter.

The Pistons, who cruised to a 53-34 lead at the half, were never seriously threatened and sealed the win on the strength of a sizzling 10-for-24 performance from 3-point range.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Viacheslav Kravtsov made his NBA debut in the fourth quarter after being summoned to the foul line to replace Stuckey. Kravtsov split a pair of free throws before tossing down an emphatic dunk in the fourth quarter. ... While Crawford shot 7-for-17 from the first half, the remaining Wizards were a collective 8-for-30 from the field. ... Wizards rookie G Bradley Beal, the third overall pick, missed his second straight game with a balky back.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Detroit
Jordan Crawford 20 Scoring Brandon Knight 15
Jordan Crawford 7 Assists Rodney Stuckey 5
Martell Webster 9 Rebounds Andre Drummond 14
Shaun Livingston 5 Free Throws Made Brandon Knight 5
Jan Vesely 2 Steals Austin Daye 1
Emeka Okafor 1 Blocks Andre Drummond 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 68 32.9 2-12 10-13 15 46 4 4 13
Detroit 100 42.2 10-24 14-21 24 58 13 4 12

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Pistons have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .143 after a loss.
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