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Pistons vs. Wizards: Detroit looks for second winning streak of the season

The Pistons have owned the Wizards as of late, winning 11 of the last 13 games in this series, including a 100-68 shellacking Friday. The second game of a home-and-home series between these two teams is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Saturday.


Washington has been good to the Pistons.

Detroit has taken five of the last six games against the Wizards in D.C., and after routing Washington 100-68 Friday, the Pistons look to sweep the home-and-home series Saturday. Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe each scored 15 points while Andre Drummond added a career-high 14 rebounds and 11 points in the victory.

Fortunately, the Pistons get to play the Wizards again, considering they're one of only two teams Detroit (8-21) has defeated in December. Their three wins come against Cleveland (twice) and Saturday's opponent.

The blowout win gave the Pistons an opportunity to play rookie Slava Kravtsov for the first time this season. He was the last Pistons player to record minutes this year and he scored three points.

The loss clearly got under the skin of Washington coach Randy Wittman, who said afterward he "especially apologizes to anyone who watched the whole game," noting he would have turned it off after the first five minutes.

What kind of Wizards team will hit the court Saturday, as Detroit looks to notch its first winning streak since Nov. 26-28? History shows it's more likely to be a team the Pistons can beat. They've won 11 of the last 13 games in the series.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET from the Palace of Auburn Hills.