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Published: Sunday, 12/29/2013 - Updated: 8 months ago

Wall, Wizards wallop Pistons

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Washington’s John Wall, who had 20 points, scores against Detroit’s Josh Smith in Saturday night’s game. Washington’s John Wall, who had 20 points, scores against Detroit’s Josh Smith in Saturday night’s game.
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WASHINGTON — John Wall had 20 points and 11 assists, Marcin Gortat added 16 points, and the Washington Wizards routed the Detroit Pistons 106-82 on Saturday night.

Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal each added 15 points for Washington, which snapped a three-game home losing streak and has won four of its last five overall.

One night after their worst defeat of the season, a 22-point loss at Minnesota, the Wizards never trailed, pulling away late in the first half en route to their biggest win.

Greg Monroe scored 14 points and Brandon Jennings had 13 for Detroit, which has dropped four of five.

Beal, who left Friday's loss with what was later determined to be a bruised left knee, started and played 20 minutes.

The Wizards took an 11-point lead in the first quarter as Gortat scored 10 points in the period.

Detroit pulled within 42-37 midway through the second quarter on a basket by Will Bynum, but Washington went on a 20-4 run to end the half, capped by two 3-pointers from Beal and a reverse dunk by Wall.

Beal and Wall had 10 points apiece in the quarter, and Washington scored a season-high 62 points in the first half.

The Pistons went scoreless for the final 4:53 of the quarter and shot 37 percent for the half.

Washington meanwhile, hit 25 of 44 field goals (57 percent) in the first 24 minutes.

Detroit got no closer than 19 points in the second half and the Wizards led by as many as 28.

PACERS 105, NETS 91

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 24 points and Lance Stephenson added 23 to lead Indiana .

George Hill finished with 21 points for the Pacers, who put five players in double figures and pulled away with a third-quarter burst.

Roy Hibbert scored 11 and David West 10 for Indiana, which leads the Eastern Conference at 23-6. Stephenson also had nine rebounds and seven assists.

Paul Pierce scored 18 points, Mirza Teletovic 17, Deron Williams 14 and Alan Anderson 10 for the Nets, who fell to 10-20.

RAPTORS 115, KNICKS 100

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry had a season-best 32 points and 11 assists, Terrence Ross scored 23 including a career-high seven 3-pointers and Toronto beat New York for the second straight night.



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