Washington Wizards beat the Pistons – It’s about time!


After losing 11 out of 13 and in the midst of a six-game losing streak following two losses to teams with 14 wins or less, the Washington Wizards have finally claimed a victory. Last night, the Detroit Pistons traveled to Washington and fell to the Wizards by a score of 99-95.

Thank you Detroit! Although the Pistons are 13 games under .500, they still stand just two games behind the eighth and final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Yes, the East stinks. But that is irrelevant, because all you have to do in order to make the playoffs is play at or better than the level of your competition.

Marcin Gortat lead the way for the Wizards last night, scoring 16 points, grabbing a season-high 17 rebounds, and snatching three steals. He played more minutes than anyone else in this game, which signifies that Washington is getting smart and seeing the beauty in having a seven-footer like Gortat.

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  • John Wall lead all scorers, totaling 22 points and six assists. As I have said a number of times, the Wizards will go as far as Wall goes. Now, of course the supporting cast will need to perform well in order for this team to make any sort of run in the playoffs. However, Wall has to take over the leadership role, and improve on getting his teammates more involved.

    And I don’t mean on the court, because he spreads the ball around just as well if not better than anyone in the league and is a very unselfish player. I am stating that Wall must stop getting too cocky, calm down with the usage of the jump shot, and start using his speed even more to his advantage.

    However, Wall was not one to blame for this losing streak at all, and that is not what I am trying to suggest. The bench has struggled mightily, and they have to get their head back in the game. In the first half of the season, they were the strong-suit of this team. I am not quite sure what happened to that.

    23 games remain for Washington, and this game means pretty much nothing. All it states is that hope isn’t lost in the Nation’s Capital. The task at hand for the Wizards is to take this win and build upon it.

    A couple of big games are upcoming for the Wiz, including matchups with the No. 3 seed Chicago Bulls, the No. 6 seed Milwaukee Bucks, and the No. 7 seed Miami Heat. There is not better time for this club to grab some huge victories and get back on track than this moment in time.

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