Pistons fall to Wizards, 115-111
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and added 10 assists to lift the Washington Wizards over the Detroit Pistons 115-111 on Friday night.
Otto Porter led the Wizards with 28 points, and Bradley Beal added 24. Washington won despite blowing a 15-point fourth-quarter lead.
Reggie Jackson scored 21 points for Detroit, which gave back a 12-point lead across the second and third quarters.
Avery Bradley added 18 points as part of seven Pistons in double figures. But Andre Drummond finished with only nine points and 12 rebounds after fouling out late in the third quarter.
Bradley hit a 3 from atop the arc to close it to two in the late going. But with a chance to tie, Porter stripped the ball away from Bradley in the lane on one possession, and Wall blocked Jackson on another before hitting two foul shots to seal the win.