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Andray Blatche and Nick Young scored 21 points apiece for the Wizards. Jordan Crawford, who is from Detroit, scored seven points.

“I had a lot of people in the crowd and I just wanted to play,” Crawford said. “I’m here in Washington and I’m glad to be given the opportunity to play here, and I want to be here for a while.”

Detroit lost to Minnesota on Wednesday night for the Timberwolves’ fifth road win of the season, but the Pistons were able to prevent the Wizards from earning a rare victory away from home. Washington beat Minnesota at home Saturday night, but the Wizards have won back-to-back games only once all season.

Seven Pistons finished in double figures. Monroe and Daye scored 12 points apiece, and Ben Gordon and Richard Hamilton added 10 each.

JaVale McGee scored 12 points for Washington, and Trevor Booker added 10.

Notes: Detroit’s Ben Wallace remained out following the death of his brother last weekend, and Tracy McGrady, who has been benched, sat out for a fifth straight game. … Washington attempted 34 free throws to Detroit’s 14.