Pistons vs. Wizards final score: Detroit lays egg in 4th quarter, loses second straight to Washington

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in three nights, the Pistons lost to the Washington Wizards, a team they had beaten seven straight times before that. Hopefully 2014 brings better Pistons basketball.

What happened:

Up nine going into the fourth quarter, the Pistons dropped merely a dozen points in the final 12 minutes, getting outscored 28-12. The Pistons shot 20-percent while the Wizards shot 57-percent. It was as ugly as it reads.

It's the team's second loss to the Wizards in three nights and their third straight loss overall.

What stood out:

The fourth quarter. A big reason the Pistons only scored 12 points was because everybody's favorite duo shot 2 for 12. The Pistons only had three other shots.

The Pistons got away from what helped them build double-digit leads in the second and third quarters, resorting to the infamous chuck fest from Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith. Jennings was a passing wizard through three quarters, collecting 13 assists opposite 4 turnovers, but he finished with 14 and 6. He was also 0 for 3 on threes in the final frame, whereas he was 2 for 5 before that.

Who stood out:

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope entertained in the first half, scoring a career high 17 points and locking up Bradley Beal in fits. Pope's 11 second-quarter points helped create a 10-point lead for the Pistons at halftime. However, after shooting 7 for 9 in the first 24 minutes, Pope only managed 2 shots in the second. Silliness.

For the Wizards, Kevin Seraphin scored all six of his points in the fourth quarter.


-- Josh Smith played almost all of the second half after being benched for the entire second half against the Wizards on Saturday. Unfair.

-- Andre Drummond had 16 points and 16 rebounds.

-- Greg Monroe had 22 points and 10 rebounds, yet only played five minutes in the fourth quarter.

--  The Pistons could have had a much bigger lead going into the fourth quarter if not for their free-throw shooting (15 for 28). They finished the game with eight extra attempts, but the same number of makes as the Wizards.

-- John Wall led all scorers with 29 and hit a huge jumper late in the fourth quarter after some admittedly decent isolated defense by Brandon Jennings. Wall got to the line 15 times.

-- Box Score

-- Seriously, I can't believe KCP had such a great first half and only put up 2 shots in the second half.

-- The Pistons cling to the No. 8 seed in the East, but are now a season-high five games below .500.

-- Five days off to stew before the Memphis Grizzlies next year.

-- Roll Call

# Commenter # Comments
1 Goose15 95
2 Joe Cool99 72
3 ripoli55 56
4 MrHappyMushroom 43
5 BigBensFro 43
6 Mike Payne 37
7 heWizard 29
8 andyfochtman 20
9 jayod 20
10 dtownsportslions 19
11 ds.tucker.5 16
12 bugman222 16
13 Justin Lambregtse 14
14 I Got Munnyz 14
15 Absolutia 13
16 V. 12
17 Rusty_Shackleford 12
18 christiaanl 11
19 Kriz 11
20 rames 10
21 The truth Rodney White 9
22 IamPAP 6
23 TheGille 6
24 sabetodo 6
25 the new Bradfather 5
26 Kevin Sawyer 5
27 Glutton for Punishment (Lionsfan) 4
28 zeke.khaseli.7 4
29 The Boourns 3
30 Crosseyed 3
31 shags 2
32 Supa Dupe 2
33 zeke.khaseli 2
34 Laughton 2
35 gordbrown 2
36 Rban 2
37 TDP 1
38 -PS- 1
39 Aris Kafadogias 1
40 InLeylandWeTrust 1
41 swish330 1
42 SpursfanSteve 1
43 lilbabyj32 1
44 Jacob30 1
45 soufpaw 1
46 sauce1977 1
47 bonerici 1
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Detroit Bad Boys

You must be a member of Detroit Bad Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Detroit Bad Boys. You should read them.

Join Detroit Bad Boys

You must be a member of Detroit Bad Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Detroit Bad Boys. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.