WASHINGTON — Charlie Villanueva scored 19 points, Rodney Stuckey added 18, and the Detroit Pistons got their second win in as many nights over the Washington Wizards, 96-87 on Saturday night.
It was only the second time this season that Detroit had won consecutive games.
The Wizards, who trailed throughout the game, have lost seven straight and dropped to 3-22.
For the second straight night, Detroit had 58 rebounds, a season high.
The Wizards closed to 88-81 with 6:15 to play, but didn't score for nearly four minutes as Detroit built a 94-81 lead with 2:55 to play.
Jordan Crawford, who scored his only point of the first half with 1:05 to play, scored 20 in the second half to lead Washington with 21. Emeka Okafor had 14 points and tied a season high with 14 rebounds.
After the Pistons beat the Wizards by 32 on Friday night, coach Randy Wittman called their performance embarrassing. A day later, he said: "We went through the motions."
In the first quarter, it was no better, Washington began the game shooting 1 for 15, and Wittman was assessed a technical foul.
Washington shot just 17.4 percent (4 for 23) in the first quarter and trailed 22-13. Detroit shot 36 percent.
In the second half, Detroit built its largest lead, 59-37 a little more than two minutes into the third quarter, but Tayshaun Prince sprained his right ankle in a collision, left the game and did not return.
NOTES: Detroit F Corey Maggette was inactive for the second straight game. ... Washington G John Wall, who's missed all season with an injured left knee, has started running on the court, Wittman said.
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