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.

Ben Standig

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

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

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.

Ben Standig

9-0 run by Johnnies in part to them running off Georgetown turnovers and misses.

Ben Standig

Bad sign: Smith gets abused on Pointer's baseline drive/dunk. Hopkins immediately comes in.

Ben Standig

Good early sign: Smith attacking rebounds in the air. Meaning, he's jumping.

Ben Standig

D'Angelo Harrison with more fouls (2) in openinng 30 seconds than he had made field goals (zero) in loss at Georgetown.

Ben Standig

Oh, Marv Albert on the call for Georgetown-St. John's. YES!

Mike Prada

Just realized Southampton and the Wizards are having basically the same season and now I'm depressed.

Ben Standig

Rather than searching your entire cable TV options, just know Hoyas-St. John's on CBS at 12 pm.

Mike Prada

Graziano Pelle will never score again <---- reverse jinx attempt

Michael Lee

Best shot of the year? Or BEST shot of the year? vine.co/v/O2jxmtiJqhU

Bradley Beal

When God brings you through a trial, you beat the level; and each level there is a new devil. Be strong in faith. Have a blessed day !!

Michael Lee

Just saw of Vine of Andre Roberson collision that caused dent in side of Russell Westbrook's head. Couldn't provide link. Too gruesome.

Michael Lee

Would be great if an NBA player went to barber & carved something in his head to honor him RT @exhoopsPRguy #RIP Mase http://t.co/5CW9ipiIHo

Ben Standig

At the same time, Drew Gooden didn't take any 3s. Not that he's Dirk, but DG lone deep threat among the bigs. Should camp out there some.

Ben Standig

Last night's game great example of why more 3's not end-all solution for this Wizards team. Butler (1-7) took more 3's than Nene took shots.

Ben Standig

Hoyas ready for final push, starting today at St. John's, while POY candidate DSR ready for starry showdowns. bit.ly/17FQp9y

Ben Standig

Inc. coach update; player playing thru pain. RT @CSNWizards: 5 takeaways from Wizards' loss to Sixers bit.ly/17FQ2vG #WizardsTalk

Mike Prada

And now time for West Brom to park the bus and win 1-0...

Kevin Seraphin

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Jorge Castillo

Just when you thought the #Wizards had plunged to their lowest point, Friday night happened: wpo.st/W6x50