Wizards Hold Off Late Pistons Charge in 116-113 Victory

Kuzma and The Wizards Held off the Pistons Charge in a 116-113 victory.

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

After an outright battle on Saturday night against the Spurs, the Wizards looked to bounce back against the Pistons and they would need every last second of this game to knock off the young talented squad 116-113.

Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points and Thomas Bryant added 16 points off the bench. This was the 14th straight home meeting with Detroit, the Wizards have emerged victorious.

It’s the longest home winning streak against any team in franchise history. With the win tonight, the Wizards pulled within a game of idle Charlotte for 10th place in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit had a chance to win four of five for the first time all season but came up short. The Pistons shot 2 of 13 from 3-point range in the second half and 8 of 27 for the game.

The Pistons rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 104 on Bey’s two free throws with 3:37 left. 

Jerami Grant scored 26 points for Detroit, which had a chance to tie on its final possession. Saddiq Bey missed from the perimeter, and after an offensive rebound, Killian Hayes missed a 3-pointer.

Rookie sensation Cade Cunningham had 20 points for the Pistons who fell to 15-47 on the season after the loss tonight.

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