These Wizards are far from a threat in the East playoffs. They're under .500 in their last 30 games and until they show they're better than this they can't/shouldn't be taken seriously. Wall said some players clearly were tired despite the rest. That's telling. The Wizards should be content with a No. 5 seed and trying to get another first-round matchup with the Chicago Bulls. At least they lead that season series and have confidence against them.
Led by All-Star point guard John Wall, the Wizards started 19-6 a year after getting to the second round of the playoffs, sparking talk about their proper place in the East's hierarchy. But since then, they've gone 14-16 heading into Sunday's game at Detroit. And against some of the conference's best, Washington has been at its worst, going 1-8 against Atlanta, Toronto and Cleveland.
The Wizards dropped their third straight game falling 106-89 to the Pistons on Sunday afternoon in Detroit. The newly acquired Reggie Jackson made his debut for Detroit and tallied 17 points and five assists in the win.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the charge for the Pistons with 26 points while both Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe tallied double-doubles. Marcin Gortat led the Wizards with 24 points and 10 rebounds while John Wall contributed 10 points and 12 assists. Washington held a double digit lead in the first half but was outscored 59-37 in the final 24 minutes.