Final / 2OT

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 3)

Series starts 11/25

Game 1: Friday, November 25th
Wizards120Final
2OT
Pistons114
Game 2: Saturday, March 11th
Pistons92Final
Wizards110
Game 3: Wednesday, April 19th
Wizards96Final
Pistons80

Wizards 120

(6-6, 3-4 away)

Pistons 114

(9-2, 4-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 25, 2005

The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT T
WSH 26 22 26 21 9 16120
DET 13 30 30 22 9 10114

Top Performers

Washington: G. Arenas 39 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Detroit: R. Wallace 33 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Pistons try to hand Wizards sixth straight loss

Washington (5-6) at Detroit (9-1) 8:00 pm EST

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Washington Wizards hope to end a pair of losing streaks when they face the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

The Wizards lost their fifth straight game with Wednesday's 91-83 setback to the Orlando Magic, who were playing without leading scorer Steve Francis. Antawn Jamison had 25 points and 16 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas added 19 for Washington, which never led.

In order to avoid their longest slide since a seven-game stretch from March 5-17, 2004, the Wizards must end a 10-game slide against the Pistons, dating to an 88-83 triumph December 4, 2002.

Detroit rebounded from its first loss of the season with an impressive 114-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Richard Hamilton scored 19 points to lead seven players in double figures for the Pistons, who shot 53 percent (43-of-81) and had a season-high 36 assists.

Chauncey Billups had 16 points and 11 assists and Ben Wallace contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit, which was equally as impressive on defense, holding the Nuggets to 40 percent shooting (34-of-85).

Tayshaun Prince, who scored 12 points, held Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony to 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

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