The Detroit Pistons will get two chances this weekend to end a six-game losing streak, and luckily for Detroit, those chances will both be against the league's worst team: the 3-20 Washington Wizards.
The Pistons and Wizards play a home and home back-to-back, starting with a game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Detroit. Saturday's game will be in Washington D.C. at 7 p.m.
Both teams enter the game with just two wins in their last 10 games. Washington has played all season without the services of its best player: John Wall. The Pistons enter the game fully healthy, however promising young players Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe have both been inconsistent this season as they adapt to increased roles in the team's offense.
Other big games on the NBA schedule this weekend include the New York Knicks hosting the Chicago Bulls on Friday in a game between Eastern Conference division leaders, and the Los Angeles Lakers playing the Golden State Warriors on Saturday in a matchup between teams that have been surprising for different reasons -- the star-studded Lakers because they've struggled so much and the upstart Warriors because their young roster has led the team to fifth place in the Western Conference.