The Detroit Pistons (8-20) doubled their win total for the season in a week's time by winning four games in a row. They will attempt to extend that winning streak to five games when they host the Washington Wizards (5-22) on Sunday evening at the Palace at Auburn Hills.
Center Greg Monroe has emerged as a force in the middle for the Pistons during their recent stretch of success, averaging 20 points and over 12 rebounds per game while logging a double-double in each of the last four wins. While Monroe leads the team in scoring for the season (16.5 ppg), the Pistons rely on a balanced attack with six different players averaging double figures.
The Wizards no longer have the worst record in the league but they continue to struggle after Randy Whitman took over for Flip Saunders as the head coach in late January. The Wizards won two of the first three games after the coaching change but have since lost six of seven games.
Nick Young (17.1 ppg) and John Wall (16.4 ppg) lead the Washington offensive attack but the Wizards really struggle to stop opponents on the defensive end. In their last six games the Wizards have allowed at least 106 point per game, a point total Detroit has only surpassed once this year, in their last win over New Jersey.
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