NBA wrap: Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre Jr. lead Wizards past Pistons

The Washington Wizards used a huge third quarter to topple the Detroit Pistons.

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dunks over Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond during an NBA match.   -  AP

The Wizards, down 10 points to the Pistons after the first quarter, had already caught up by halftime, but they did most of their damage in the third.

Washington outscored the Pistons 45-28 in the first 12 minutes of the second half, taking control of the game on the road, ultimately leading to a 122-112 win. Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. were a big part of the comeback, scoring 26 points apiece.

The two combined to shoot 9 of 16 from 3-point range, lighting up the scoreboard while the Pistons looked helpless on defense. Oubre added five rebounds, while Beal had three rebounds and three assists. John Wall also had an impressive game, scoring 16 points with 11 assists. Six Wizards scored in double figures, including all five starters.

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Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 14 points, 21 rebounds and eight assists. The former All-Star has returned to form this season after struggling last year. Tobias Harris added 17 while Avery Bradley added 15, but the two shot just 2 of 10 from 3-point range.

The win moved Washington (26-20) into fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, while the Pistons (22-22) fell to ninth.


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