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Washington Wizards (20-26)


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vs. NY 
W 101-100
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vs. Det 
W 101-87
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vs. GS 
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Wizards' defense steps up in 101-87 victory over Pistons

WASHINGTON (AP) Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London.

The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-87. Even though Blake Griffin put up a game-high 29 points, Detroit's scoring output was the lowest by a Washington opponent this year.

That's a major step forward for the NBA's second-worst defensive team.

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Leaders
Points: Bradley Beal24.7
Rebounds: Dwight Howard9.2
Assists: John Wall8.7
FG%: Otto Porter Jr.48.2%
Steals: Otto Porter Jr.1.53
Blocks: John Wall0.91
Defense (Rank)
Points: 115.8 (29)
Rebounds: 47.8 (28)
Assists: 25.3 (24)
FG%: 47.1% (24)
FT%: 78.3% (30)
3P%: 36.9% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.0 (9)
Rebounds: 41.2 (28)
Assists: 25.4 (10)
FG%: 46.5% (12)
FT%: 76.0% (18)
3P%: 33.8% (26)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Miami 22 23 .489 --
Charlotte 22 24 .478 0.5
Washington 20 26 .435 2.5
Orlando 20 27 .426 3.0
Atlanta 14 32 .304 8.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/21/2019 Gary Payton II Signed to 10-Day Contract
1/7/2019 Ron Baker Waived
12/21/2018 Ron Baker Signed as Free Agent
12/21/2018 Okaro White Waived
12/18/2018 Chasson Randle Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/28/2018 John Wall Sore left heel
12/28/2018 Markieff Morris Upper back, stiff neck
11/18/2018 Dwight Howard Glute
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