Washington plays Detroit, looks for 6th straight road win

January 31, 2023 GMT

Washington Wizards (24-26, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-39, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington visits Detroit looking to extend its five-game road winning streak.

The Pistons are 5-23 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit is 8- when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.

The Wizards have gone 13-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington ranks fifth in the NBA with 34.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Kristaps Porzingis averaging 6.8.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Wizards won the last matchup 120-99 on Oct. 25, with Kyle Kuzma scoring 25 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Duren is averaging 8.4 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Porzingis is averaging 22 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Wizards. Kuzma is averaging 22.7 points over the last 10 games for Washington.


LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 116.3 points, 40.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.7 points per game.

Wizards: 7-3, averaging 116.7 points, 46.0 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Marvin Bagley III: out (hand), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Cory Joseph: out (back), Hamidou Diallo: out (illness).

Wizards: Daniel Gafford: day to day (illness), Anthony Gill: out (health and safety protocols).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.