Griffin leads Detroit into matchup with Boston

Thon Maker stars for Detroit Pistons despite being left bloodied

Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards - 2/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Blake Griffin had 20 of his 31 points in the first half for the Pistons, who haven't lost since blowing a 25-point lead in a home defeat against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 2.

Beal reached the 30-point mark for the third time in the past four games and continues to flourish, despite the dearth of talent surrounding him. Offensively, Washington is pretty solid, averaging 113.8 points per game while shooting 47 percent as a team.

In addition to that, he's coming off his best game of the season against the New York Knicks (and DeAndre Jordan), in which he scored 29 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, achieving his ninth 20-20 game this season (leads NBA).

The Washington Wizards guard did what he could to get his team out of a 20-point deficit against the Detroit Pistons with seven minutes left in the game.

Drummond is averaging 17.3 points, 15.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists for the Pistons.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 6-4, averaging 106 points, 45.2 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Detroit was 15 of 36 from beyond the arc.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been in decent shape as they've won four of their last six games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the Knicks in a 120-103 home win on Friday. He ranks tenth in the league scoring 26.1 points per game.

On the other hand, the Pistons already have among their roster the newcomer Wayne Ellington, who declared on Sunday that he feels committed to the team (at least in the short term), to go for that Playoff push.

The 6-foot-5 Beal attacks the basket, but once there he's faced with 6-foot-10 Blake Griffin ready to slam his shot back into his face. Detroit went on a 13-2 run and took an 81-71 advantage on a 3-pointer by newly acquired center Thon Maker. Jackson hit all three of his 3-point attemps in the third. If the Pistons want to achieve important things this season, this must happen on a consistent basis.

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