The Detroit Pistons defeated the Washington Wizards, 121-112, with their fourth straight win in 5 games.
Blake Griffin led Detroit in scoring with 31 points, 8 collected rebounds, and to go with 9 assist. Wizards sent extra defenders to help guard the Pistons power forward who dominated in the paint.
Andre Drummond finished with 32 points, 16 rebounds, 4 steals, and1 block.
The Wizards would cut the Pistons' 15 point lead down to 8, late in the 4th quarter on 3-point bombs by Bradley Beal, Bobby Portis, and Trevor Ariza.
Newcomer Thon Maker made an immediate impact to the Pistons roster. Maker, the 7’1 forward/center can stretch the floor, knock down three-point shots, rebound, and help defend. “I love the way he competes, his spirit is in the right place and he is about winning, its not about himself”, says coach Dwane Casey after the game. “ He is a good addition to our program as far as what we are trying to build with character, basketball IQ is very important, and he’s a big part of that”.