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Pistons visit Washington

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Wizards have won three straight and will try to remain unbeaten on this current homestand Saturday night when they welcome the Detroit Pistons to the Verizon Center.

Washington extended its winning streak to three with its second victory in a week over the Chicago Bulls on Friday at home. This one went down to the wire as the Bulls trailed by three with 10 seconds to go, but Nene blocked a Jimmy Butler 3-pointer at the buzzer.

John Wall scored a game-high 23 points and dished out 11 assists to lead the Wizards to a 96-93 win over the Bulls. He went 9-for-15 from the floor and only committed four turnovers, three of which came in the first five minutes of the game.

Also, Wall made one of the craziest shots this season.

Wall took the ball coast to coast before he was fouled hard by Mike Dunleavy on the other end. As he went up for the layup, Dunleavy grabbed his arm and pulled him to the floor. Wall, however, flipped the ball up near the rim and got a friendly bounce off the backboard.

"I don't know how the heck it went in. I surprised myself," said Wall.

Bradley Beal and Martell Webster scored 14 points apiece and Marcin Gortat had 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the Wizards. Trevor Booker and Nene added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Washington, which also beat the Bulls in Chicago on Monday.

The Wiz also face Philly and Boston on this homestand.

The Pistons saw their brief two-game winning streak evaporate on Friday night with a disheartening, 110-89 setback to the Utah Jazz at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

"We just didn't come out and compete," guard Rodney Stuckey said. "That's on us tonight."

Stuckey had 21 points and six rebounds for the Pistons, who have dropped seven of their last nine tilts. Kyle Singler managed 13 points, followed by 11 from Brandon Jennings and a double-double out of Andre Drummond. The second-year center finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

The starting forwards - Josh Smith and Greg Monroe - scored four points apiece.

The Jazz pulled away during the latter stages of the first half and the early portion of the third quarter.

After Jennings' 3-pointer pulled the Pistons within 50-45 with 2:48 left in the second, Utah scored the next 16 points.

This will be the fourth and final meeting of these two teams this season. Washington won two of three, but is only 2-6 at home in the last eight of this series.

01/18 09:59:19 ET

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Saturday, April 19Full Scoreboard
Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State11st Qtr 7:57 | Box
LA Clippers12ESPN, YES, TSN
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Atlanta 4/19 7:00 PM ET
Indiana ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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WAS 2
STL 4
 
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CLE 0
TOR 5
 
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DET 4
ANA 1
 
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BAL 2
 
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MIN 2
 
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CHC 3
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GSW 1
 
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CHI 0
 
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