Greg Monroe racked up 24 points and 16 rebounds while Josh Smith and Will Bynum added 19 each as the Detroit Pistons took a 113-102 win over the Washington Wizards at the Palace of Auburn Hill.
Notes from the Game
*Veteran forward Trevor Ariza had a big night as he scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 38 minutes of action. On the other hand, John Wall finished with 20 points and 11 assists, but shot 8-for-21 from the field.
*Marcin Gortat made his debut since he was traded by the Phoenix Suns to the nation's capital last week. The Polish center had 9 points and 9 rebounds in 17 minutes of playing time.
*All five starters scored in double figures for the Pistons. Chauncey Billups has not lost a step in his comeback in Detroit. The former NBA Finals MVP had 16 points and 5 assists while Brandon Jennings was sidelined due to an impacted wisdom tooth.
Best Quote from the Game
"It feels like old times," Billups told ESPN. "The energy in this building sounded familiar. I hadn't seen that in a while around here. It felt really good."
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