The Wizards bounce back from a 2-game skid in a 122-112 win over the Detroit Pistons Friday night. Looking at the first quarter of the Wizards’ matchup with the Pistons, it looked like they would lose yet another game. A slow first start and lack of defense, the Wizards found themselves down 15 points and looking like a downward spiral for the team of the nations capital.
Heading into the matchup, the Wizards were 10-11 away from Capital One Arena. They were also 13-10 against teams above .500 and 12-10 against teams under .500 including a blowout loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The Pistons are now at .500, so it’s time for the Wizards continue to step on the gas pedal when it comes to teams that are not on their level.
The biggest player of the game was Kelly Oubre, who went absolutely bananas in this game. Oubre was beasting coming off the bench, scoring a career-high 26 points. He was the main reason as to why the Wizards stayed in the game, and it is close to certain that he might slide into the starting lineup sooner or later.
If they learn how to put the game away and not lose big leads and realize that they are one of the best teams in the East, this will be a dangerous team should they make the postseason.
Washington will continue their road trip as they head to the Dallas Mavericks, a team that has beat them earlier in the season. Tip off starts on Monday at 8:30.