In a game that had 7 ties in the first quarter, the Wizards managed to get their first home win in a fast paced game against the Detroit Pistons.
As a team, the Wizards had 9 steals and 7 blocks. Their scrappy defense and good energy on both ends of the floor is what kept them in the game.
Despite the team having 12 turnovers, their patience and ball movement helped them get open looks and clean shots. The Wizards only shot 27% from 3, but made up for it by attacking the rim, drawing fouls, and getting to the free throw line.
The Wizards also played great team ball. The bench was responsible for 53 of 115 points, and six players scored in double digits.
Bradley Beal also passed Kevin Loughery for fifth place on the all-time scoring list for the franchise. He finished the game with 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Troy Brown Jr. managed to get his first double-double of his career with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Rui Hachimura continued to look poised and comfortable on the floor with 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Isaiah Thomas started for the first time since 2018, when he played for the Lakers. He struggled to make shots, shooting 4 of 12 from the field, but he finished the night with 6 assists.
C.J. Miles made his debut after coming off of a foot injury. He struggled from the field as well, shooting only 3 of 8, but still finished with 12 points.
Washington will take on the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday night.