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Wizards’ game at Detroit postponed with Pistons stuck in Dallas

Kyle Kuzma and the Wizards were scheduled to face Bojan Bogdanovic and the Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday, but the game was postponed. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
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The Washington Wizards’ game at the Detroit Pistons scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed because of the home team’s travel issues, the NBA announced. A date for a rescheduled game will be announced later.

The Pistons played at the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night but were unable to fly out afterward. Dallas has been dealing with winter weather that has wreaked havoc on travel. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had more than 1,300 flights canceled as of Wednesday afternoon, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware, after more than 1,000 were scrapped Tuesday. An ice storm warning was issued for the region Tuesday. Schools and businesses were closed and some mail delivery was halted.

The Pistons had not returned to Detroit as of early Wednesday afternoon. Weather and problems with the plane kept them from flying out after the game Monday, and they sat on the tarmac for hours Tuesday before getting off the plane, according to the Athletic.

The Wizards had gone through their shoot-around Wednesday morning in Detroit. Washington is scheduled to host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday and visit the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The Pistons have back-to-back home games against the Charlotte Hornets and the Phoenix Suns on Friday and Saturday, so rescheduling the Wizards-Pistons matchup to Thursday seems unlikely.

The Wizards are on a six-game winning streak, the longest in the NBA.