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John Wall scored 20 points and recorded 11 assists, his 10th double-double of the season, to lead the Washington Wizards to a blowout victory over the Detroit Pistons, 106-82. The Wizards had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 43-86 (50.0%) from the field, including 9-19 (47.4%) from three-point range. Washington (13-14) gets one in the win column after losing to Minnesota on Friday.
Wall went 8-14 and converted 4-5 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Washington were Marcin Gortat with 16 points and 7 rebounds, Trevor Ariza with 15 points and 6 assists, and Trevor Booker with 10 points and 9 rebounds. On 6-9 shooting, Greg Monroe put up 14 points for Detroit in the loss. He also added 7 rebounds. Brandon Jennings contributed 13 points and 6 assists and Will Bynum finished with 10 points and 5 assists.
Along with their eFG% of 55.2%, the Wizards connected at a rate of 47.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (3-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Pistons are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Detroit (14-18) to 1-1 versus Washington on the season.
Next up on Monday, the Wizards take on the Pistons again.