Washington Wizards fly by Detroit Pistons, 106-92
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Washington Wizards completed a 106-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night after All-Star guard Bradley Beal’s injury-shortened outing.
Beal had 17 points in 21 minutes before the NBA’s leading scorer departed early in the third quarter with a bruised hip after starting the game with a sore right foot.
Washington nearly gave back a 30-point lead after Beal left. But Westbrook’s NBA-best 15th triple-double helped the Wizards secure just their second win in 10 games since the All-Star break.
Wayne Ellington scored 15 points for the last-place Pistons, who have lost four in a row and 14 of their last 18. They also lost a starter in the third, when Jerami Grant departed with a thigh bruise.