Ben Standig

We just had a classic @JGatlinWhite moment. Pistons miss 2 2FTs. As crowd celebrates free chicken, Greg Monroe grabs offensive rebound.

Ben Standig

Beal coming up with the loose ball, hustle plays for the Wizards in his first game back.

Ben Standig

Beal back in with 4:10 left

Ben Standig

Beal sitting after playing 29 minutes. That might be it for him, but since Witt didnt reveal limit, dunno.

Ben Standig

Wizards have lost six straight including last night to 76ers. Now lost 21-point lead to team that lost to Knicks at home last night.

Ben Standig

Maybe Wall's 360 layup starts a turnaround. (Wiz empty trip followed by KCP bucket) Or not.

Ben Standig

Monroe stuffed Gortat on one end then went end-to-end only to have Wall stuff him at the rim. But Monroe gets fouled, hits 2 FTs. Wiz 80-79.

Ben Standig

Greg Monroe argued to the ref that Seraphin was bumping him seconds before the ref whistled Seraphin for bumping Monroe.

Jorge Castillo

Wizards say it’s a sellout. 10th this season and 4th in last 5 games.

Ben Standig

Wizards announce 10th sellout. Fourth in five games.

Jorge Castillo

Pistons have cut the deficit to 5 with 10:37 left.

Ben Standig

Wizards once led 69-48. Since then outscored 27-11. 80-75 with 10:37 left.

Ben Standig

Pierce and Beal starting the 4th quarter with Sessions, Seraphin and Gooden.

Ben Standig

End of 3Q: Wizards 80 Pistons 70. Lead was 21 at one point. Wall 16 pts. Gortat 14 & 14. Drummond leads Pistons with 13.

Ben Standig

Seraphin in for Nene, meaning the entire starting 5 sits for final 40-something seconds of 3Q. Let's see what happens in 4th...

Ben Standig

Sitting behind a 7-foot-7 human can't be cool. instagram.com/p/zqsVFzhvAR/

Ben Standig

Gortat sits with 2:32 left in 3Q.

Ben Standig

Etan Thomas in the house. Another game without Humphires and he might suit up.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce is hurt after fouling Drummond. Looks like lower back/right hip.

Ben Standig

Andre Drummond shook his head jogging back down the court after Pierce drained a long jumper, though not quite his 5th 3-pointer.

Ben Standig

Pistons cut lead to 15 and you can hear, feel the anxiety in the crowd.

Ben Standig

Wizards still unloading on the Pistons. Pierce drains his fourth 3-pointer for 69-48 lead. Timeout, Stan Van.

Jorge Castillo

Pierce bought the team cheesesteaks after the game last night btw. Maybe they just preferred that over Brazilian.

Michael Lee

Drew Gooden to @Chris Miller: "I keep hearing Aaron Rodgers in my head saying relax & spelling it out. That's something we need to do" #wizards

Jorge Castillo

Wizards up 60-44 at half. 6/13 from 3. Shooting 55.8%. 17 assists, 5 turnovers. Wall and Gortat = 12p each.

Ben Standig

Half: Wizards 60-44. Gortat already with 12 and 10. Most 1H points for Wizards since scoring 60 on Jan. 9.

Ben Standig

Beal leaving with 1:25 left in the half. Played 17 minutes. Maybe the minutes limit is 32-35.

Ben Standig

Marcin Gortat had 8 pts on 4-4 FG with 6 reb in 1Q His 1Q stats last five games: 7.4 points, 4.8 reb, 78FG% #WizardsTalk

Ben Standig

The Wizards are better defensive backs than the Redskins defensive backs.

Jorge Castillo

Drew Gooden takes a couple steps back and hits a 3. He’s 4-for-4. 3 midrange Js and the 3. He’s got 9 pts.

Rashad Mobley

The Wizards look good and they have a sizable lead but... youtu.be/Cu1JMbSLPvc

Ben Standig

I feel Anthony Tolliver should have been on the Wizards at some point. (Insert your "Cause he's a 3-point shooter" joke here)

Jorge Castillo

Beal’s 1st bucket is a 3 in transition. That’s 5 threes for the Wizards. The most they’ve had since they last played Detroit last Sunday.

Ben Standig

Beal with his first DC threeeeee since returning, @JGatlinWhite.

Ben Standig

This is the first time Bradley Beal and Ramon Sessions have played together.

Rashad Mobley

Beal and Pierce are running with the second unit per @Ben Standig's suggestion

Jorge Castillo

Wizards have made 4 three-pointers, which is as many as they made against the T’Wolves and 76ers.

Ben Standig

That works. RT @Todd_Dybas: Pierce and Beal on the floor to start second.

Ben Standig

Huh, the 37 points tied their high for any quarter this season. #WizardsTalk

Jorge Castillo

Wizards = 12 assists, 1 turnover. Shooting 66.7%. Pistons still scored 27 pts and shot 57.9% themselves.

Jorge Castillo

The 37 pts is the Wizards’ most in a qtr this season. Apparently having guys like Pierce and Beal on the floor help.

Jorge Castillo

The Wizards, after scoring 39 points in the 2nd half against the 76ers last night, just scored 37 points in the 1st qtr against the Pistons.

Ben Standig

Wizards just scored their most points in any 1Q this season. Leading 37-27. Wall 8 pts.

Ben Standig

Drew Gooden set to enter as the first big off the bench. Seems reasonable, but will he help stretch the floor? No attempted 3's at Philly.

Ben Standig

Otto in for Pierce and immedialtey fires up a jumper. Swish. Needs that aggression to stay on the court

Ben Standig

Beal coming out after six minutes.

Jorge Castillo

Beal 1st taken out after 6 minutes. He’s on a minutes limit of some sort.

Ben Standig

Andre Drummond missed two straight free throws and now I'm worried Witt might go Hack-a-Drummond to snap this skid. #LongNight.

Ben Standig

The Wizards are en fuego. 5 for 5 to start. Pierce with two 3-pointers. Lead 12-4. 45-plus minutes left.

Jorge Castillo

Another Pierce 3 makes it 12-4, Wizards. They’re getting to the rim and hitting 3s, which is exactly what they haven’t been doing.

Jorge Castillo

Wizards’ 1st possession: Wall hits a trailing Pierce for a 3.

Carla Peay

I talked to MoJo this morning at shoot around. He's a game-time decision. #WizardsTalk.

Ben Standig

Prince: "I think any guy who is light skinned and thin, who can play inside-out is going to get compared to me." bit.ly/18z6Vcw

Ben Standig

I asked Prince about the Otto comparisons last year.

Ben Standig

By starting Pierce, Wittman denied the long-awaited Otto Porter v Tayshaun Prince starting matchup. Boo.

Ben Standig

Also seems like perfect time to get the bench some help by using Beal or Pierce off it. Maye desperation doesn't allow for such thinking.

Ben Standig

Surprised Beal is starting. Desperate calls for...

Jorge Castillo

Wizards starters: Wall, Beal, Pierce, Nene, Gortat. Pistons: Jackson, Caldwell-Pope, Prince, Monroe, Drummond.

Ben Standig

Beal and Pierce starting for Wizards with Wall, Nene, Gortat. #WizardsTalk

Jorge Castillo

Wittman: “First and foremost, I’m the leader of this, of the group, and I’ve got to do a better job.” #Wizards

Ben Standig

Regardless of the future, what the Cavs have done to date is so impressive. RT @ikhurshudyan: FINAL: Virginia 69, Virginia Tech 57

Jorge Castillo

Wittman repeatedly shouldered blame for losing streak in pregame media session.

Ben Standig

Bradley Beal will be on a minutes limit. Wittman didn't say the actual limit. Except 25-30.

Jorge Castillo

Beal playing tonight not much of a surprise after Wittman said last night that he didn’t need to go through a practice.

Jorge Castillo

Humphries isn’t playing. Groin injuries are no joke.

Ben Standig

Beal, Pierce WILL PLAY tonight per Randy Wittman. Humphries out.

Chris Miller

Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce will play tonight vs. @Detroit Pistons. Humphries is still out. #WizardsTalk

Jorge Castillo

Beal and Pierce are playing. Beal will be on minutes restriction.

Jorge Castillo

Since Feb. 11, when Wizards’ losing streak began, Wall is t-5th in NBA in shots in restricted area. He’s 20-for-40.

Jorge Castillo

Wizards haven’t lost 7 straight since losing 8 straight in Dec. 2012.

Bradley Beal

GAMEEEDAYYY !!! Need this Win !!!

Zac Boyer

New #Caps defenseman Tim Gleason is, well, excited to join a playoff contender. Our updated story: bit.ly/1N2Z6Lv

Ben Standig

No Garden Party: Despite D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera's scoring, Georgetown dumped by St. John's. bit.ly/1N3mQzh #NCAATalk #Hoyas

Ben Standig

What a day for @DMartinCSN. St. John's beats Georgetown, Terps down Michigan. If he listens to a Bill Simmons podcast, triple crown.

Ben Standig

Can't say this loss was stunning. Question is how good are Hoyas away from home against NCAA Tourney teams. Should learn more Tue at Butler.

Ben Standig

Hoyas fall 81-70 at St. John's despite 29 points with 7 3's by DSR. Not a good look overall, but also not a stunner. At Butler Tuesday.

Kris Humphries

Life is all about the people you surround yourself with. sqor.com/posts/d6ea77bd… http://t.co/qN6XAi0lLx

Ben Standig

Per CBSsports's site, Joshua Smith played only five mnutes before fouling out. He started.

Kris Humphries

Gotta love that brother sister bond @kaelahumphries sqor.com/posts/ae85fa46… http://t.co/3lWsokFA7Q

Ben Standig

And as the Hoyas sank a jumper. RT @gene_wang: Joshua Smith 5PF at 8:22, 58 seconds after subbing in. #Hoyas

Ben Standig

Please don't tell me JT3 called that timeout with the clock U12 and after his team just scored.

Ben Standig

Oof. Yet, maybe not a bad thing today. Quicker Johnnies runnung by him. RT @gene_wang: Joshua Smith 4PF 49 seconds into 2H. #Hoyas

Ben Standig

Update Othella Harrington's stats with Hoyas. Received tech at half, as did a St. John's assistant. These teams just don't like each other.

Ben Standig

Beyond the Wizards box score: More Nene needed; Sessions' driving test; resting Rasual csnwashington.com/basketball-was… #WizardsTalk

Ben Standig

Half: STJ 43 Hoyas 42. Most 1H points allowed by GU this season, topping 40 by Indiana, a game also at MSG and a game Hoyas rallied to win.

Chris Miller

Which part of the @Washington Wizards game needs to be fixed first and why? Join the conversation @CSNWizards @CSNMA #WizardsTalk

Ben Standig

Hoyas 2-7 when trailing at halftime, by the way.

Ben Standig

That should be a flagrant on the Johnnies.

Jorge Castillo

Really interesting stuff on the next step in defensive analytics: grantland.com/features/depar…

Ben Standig

Neither the stat community nor Charles Barkley thinks much of the Elmore Index.

Ben Standig

Hey, Charles Barkley...RT @DanFeldmanNBA: "Take James Harden off our team, and we're nowhere, basically" -Daryl Morey

Ben Standig

Despite big target. RT @BobbyBancroft: Game 27 and nobody can make an entry pass into the post

Zac Boyer

Multiple national reports also emerging that the #Caps have put left wing Aaron Volpatti on waivers.

Zac Boyer

The #Caps announced they have traded defenseman Jack Hillen and a fourth-round draft pick to Carolina for defenseman Tim Gleason.

Ben Standig

Pretty much just stood there. But, whistle. RT @gene_wang: Joshua Smith 2PF at 12:24. #Hoyas

Ben Standig

Greene drove all the way to rim as Smith vacated the lane chasing someone. This shouldn't happen, the vacating the lane part.

Ben Standig

Hoyas start 1 for 9 from the field. So not as good as shooting 15 of 22 in 2H in win over Red Storm earlier this month.