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Topic - Brandon Knight
Randy Wittman seemed exasperated after Friday's overtime loss to Milwaukee, and he wasn't pleased by John Wall's decision-making on defense down the stretch in the fourth quarter or execution offensively in overtime.
The Wizards fought back from a 15-point deficit and game-ending injuries to Martell Webster and Nene, but wilted in overtime to the Bucks 109-105.
Since last season the Wizards have had trouble putting away bad teams such as the Bucks, who have lost 11 of 13 and are in last place in the East.
John Wall has scored 30 points or more in three straight games, can he drop 30 on the Bucks? Watch the Wizards battle Milwaukee tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CSN+.
Call it what you want: Rebuilding, retooling, tinkering or even tanking, the Milwaukee Bucks are in a full-blown youth movement.
The Detroit Pistons have made another move in their busy offseason, acquiring Brandon Jennings as they desperately try to end their four-year postseason drought.
Joe Dumars and the Detroit Pistons had been waiting a while for this offseason _ and it showed.
Chauncey Billups wanted to stay with the Detroit Pistons for the rest of his career.
Maurice Cheeks is ready for a new challenge, undaunted by the fact that the Detroit Pistons have been a revolving door for coaches lately.
LeBron James wasn't just satisfied with dunking over Jason Terry. On Wednesday, he threw it in the Boston guard's face again.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are about to play another game in Cleveland.
The Pistons have won six games in a row over the Wizards, and 14 of their past 16 meetings. And Wednesday's result represented a reversal of fortunes for both clubs: Detroit had lost three straight games; Washington had won three straight.
Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq on Friday night.
Forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds and rookie Andre Drummond added a double-double and the Detroit Pistons ended a six-game losing streak with a 100-68 rout Friday night.
"I'm a point guard, there's no question in my mind," Knight said.
"I did, but the draft is inexact. You can't think about it," he said. "From now, it's just about making people pay that passed up on you. That's really what it's about."