Balanced Wizards blow past Pistons

Bradley Beal scored 22 points to lead six Washington players in double figures, and the Wizards pulled away in the second half to defeat the Detroit Pistons 115-99 on Monday, snapping a three-game losing streak.Troy Brown Jr. scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Thomas Bryant had 14 points, and Washington’s defense clamped down after allowing 131 points to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.Three Wizards chipped in 12 points apiece, including CJ Miles, who was making his season debut after recovering from a foot injury.Luke Kenard led Detroit with 24 points, and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 24 rebounds. Bruce Brown made his second start at point guard and finished with 14 points and seven assists.The Pistons were again without Derrick Rose (hamstring), Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) and Tim Frazier (shoulder).Washington’s reserves outscored the Detroit bench 53-31.Isaiah Thomas made his first start at point guard for Washington, finishing with nine points and six assists in 24 minutes.The Wizards led by six midway through the third quarter when Bryant’s dunk followed by Isaac Bonga’s floater made it 78-68. Davis Bertans’ 3-pointer put the Wizards up 90-75, and they took a 93-78 lead into the fourth quarter.

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