Wizards: After not playing in Wednesday's home win over Boston, rookie G Nick Young came off the bench in the third quarter and finished with six points on 2-of-9 shooting in 17 minutes.
Pistons: G Richard Hamilton played after missing eight of the previous nine games with a sore left hip and finished with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting.
BY THE NUMBERS
The Wizards' record this season against Detroit, Boston, Cleveland and Orlando, the top four teams in the Eastern Conference
The Pistons' home record this season, third best in the NBA
"He brought the energy and he threw his big body around. He plays basketball the right way and, tonight, we didn't have anyone that could match him."
Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan
on Pistons C Jason Maxiell