Seven Wizards players scored in double figures led by Nene with 20 as the Wizards smoke the Pistons 124-81, ending a five game losing streak.
John Wall logged his 39th double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 assists. And Bradley Beal played well in his first game back after injuring his pelvic bone scoring 12 points.
This one was over early. The Wizards dominated the first quarter 34-15. The Pistons couldn’t buy a bucket whereas the Wizards were playing loosey goosey. John Wall threw this nifty pass behind his back to Gortat for an easy layup as this was that kind of night.
The Wizards led 60-39 at halftime and the lead never dipped under 20 again. The Wizards were able to play the bench the entire fourth quarter and rookie Kelly Oubre was the beneficiary.
Wizards win 124-81 in a blowout snapping their five game losing streak.
First quarter domination: This game was over after the first quarter. The Wizards led 34-15 after one and that was just the beginning. The Wizards were playing loose, making the extra pass, and knocking down three pointers. They sure didn’t look like a team in the midst of a have game losing streak. Wall and Gortat got going early and that set the tone for the rest of the squad.
Nene plays his best game of the season: I’ve been hard on the big man recently but Nene proved me wrong tonight. The big man led the Wizards in scoring with 20 points on 8-9 shooting. Additionally, he was 4-4 from the free throw line. Nene didn’t have the toughest matchup as Aron Baynes was guarding him for a majority of the game but regardless, he took advantage of his opportunity. If only Nene could turn in games like this on a regular basis.