With the season dying down, the 48-32 Washington Wizards will go to Michigan to take on the 37-43 Detroit Pistons. These two teams have met up twice this regular season, making this their fourth and final meeting. The first game was on December 16 in the Nation’s Capital as the home team would win 122 to 108. In that game, John Wall would score twenty-nine points, grab two rebounds and dish off eleven assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would go for twenty-four points, six rebounds and three assists. The second meeting would take place on January 21 in Detroit as the Pistons would sneak away with a 113-112 win. Marcus Morris would put up twenty-five points, eleven rebounds and three assists. His twin-brother, Markieff Morris, would earn nineteen points, nine rebounds and two assists. John Wall would also settle for nineteen points, seven rebounds and ten assists. Each team would look to win the regular season series as they face off tonight.
The Washington team would start off strong as the first round pick in the 2012 draft, Bradley Beal, goes off for fifteen points, including two 3-pointers. On the other end, Andre Drummond would put up six points for the Pistons but it would be the visiting team who end the first quarter with 34-21 lead. In the second period, Maryland-native Reggie Bullock would come off the bench to score five points, including one 3-pointer. As for the Wizards, former Nets player Bojan Bogdanovic would come off the bench to knock down two buckets, earning himself six points. But the visitors would walk into the locker room with a 55-42 advantage at halftime. Luck would start to be on the Pistons’ side as they go on a 31-24 run in the third quarter. Marcus Morris would score eight points, shooting 66% from the field. Former Magic player, Tobias Harris, would come off the bench to chalk up eight points which would contain two 3-pointers. The other Morris brother, Markieff, would help his Washington team out with seven points but they would finish the third quarter with only a 79-73 lead. Harris would continue to put on a scoring display in the fourth quarter, as he collects an additional ten points. On the other end, Beal would drop nine points, shooting 75% from the field as the Wizards pull off a 105-101 win. Bradley Beal would finish the game with thirty-three points, two rebounds and three assists. Tobias Harris would end with twenty-two points, five rebounds and two assists. John Wall (quadricep) would not play this game.