By Dave Hart

Wizards 122, Pistons 108 – John Wall scored 29 points and dished out 11 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to victory over the Pistons on Friday night.

The game was tied 27-27 after the first quarter, the Wizards led 65-54 at halftime and had a 95-77 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

The Pistons, who defeated the Dallas Mavericks 95-85 on Wednesday, closed out the game with a 31-27 fourth quarter run.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope paced Detroit with 24 points, while Jon Leuer added 17 points off the bench and Andre Drummond chipped in with 13 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Detroit, which is 14-14 on the season, will return home to face the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.


Record: 14-14

Tied for 3rd Place in Central Division (6 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied 7th Place in Eastern Conference (6 games behind first place Cleveland)

½ game ahead of Indiana and Atlanta for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 56

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 63

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 63

Next Game: 12/17/2016 vs Indiana Pacers 7:00 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 24 points, Jon Leuer 17 points 7 rebounds, Tobias Harris/Reggie Jackson 14 points each, Andre Drummond 13 points 12 rebounds.