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,
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).