Detroit 96, Washington 87

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #29 Mark Lindsay, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 13104

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 22 32 20 22 96
Washington 13 22 29 23 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 9-21 6-8 3-13 W2
Washington 3-22 2-10 1-12 L7

Recap


Pistons 96, Wizards 87: Charlie Villanueva scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half as Detroit completed a home-and-home sweep of visiting Washington.

Rodney Stuckey had 18 points to rebound nicely after exiting Friday's contest following a shot to the mouth. Rookie Andre Drummond collected a team-high 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who defeated the Wizards for the 12th time in 14 outings.

Jordan Crawford finished with 21 points for the reeling Wizards, who have dropped seven in a row.

Although Washington trimmed an early deficit to seven on two occasions in the second quarter, Austin Daye made back-to-back 3-pointers and Villanueva followed suit with one of his own as Detroit seized a 39-22 advantage.

Crawford scored nine points in the third quarter as Washington benefited from a 19-5 run to close within six at 64-58. Stuckey answered for Detroit by drilling a 3-pointer as the Pistons scored 10 of the next 16 points to end the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit's Tayshaun Prince twisted his ankle after coming down on Nene's foot on a jumper in the third quarter. He did not return. ... Third overall pick Bradley Beal returned for the Wizards after missing two games with a sore lower back. He finished with 14 points. ... Washington did itself just one better on Saturday. After amassing 34 points at halftime in Friday's 100-68 loss, the Wizards mustered just 35 on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Washington
Charlie Villanueva 19 Scoring Jordan Crawford 21
Rodney Stuckey 8 Assists Jordan Crawford 6
Andre Drummond 11 Rebounds Emeka Okafor 14
Rodney Stuckey 9 Free Throws Made Jordan Crawford 11
Kyle Singler 2 Steals Jordan Crawford 3
Jason Maxiell 2 Blocks Emeka Okafor 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 96 40.9 8-19 16-20 22 58 3 7 17
Washington 87 37.7 4-21 25-32 20 43 3 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .136 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Pistons have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .333 after a loss.