Over the weekend, the Washington Wizards were buried under a flurry of 3-pointers. However, on Tuesday night, when they play the struggling Detroit Pistons, they will try to change course and get hot.
On Saturday, Washington fell to Toronto in overtime after Raptors guard Fred VanVleet made two crucial three-pointers in the extra session.
After that, on Sunday, Milwaukee defeated the Wizards 117-111, making 22 attempts from beyond the arc.
With the back-to-back defeats, Washington, which is vying for a postseason berth, fell to 30-34. The Wizards have won just two games in a row since January, when they went on a six-game winning streak.
In the game against the Bucks, Bradley Beal scored 33 points for Washington, while Kristaps Porzingis added 24 points and 13 rebounds.
During a challenging month in which the Wizards play 16 games, Porzingis is attempting to maintain a positive outlook.
After playing 42 minutes against the Raptors, Kyle Kuzma had a sore right knee and missed the game against the Bucks. Both he and Monte Morris, who has a sore lower back, are listed as questionable for the Detroit matchup on Tuesday.
In addition to the second game of a five-game homestand, the Pistons will play the second game of a back-to-back.
Monday, Portland defeated Detroit 110-104 to end its eight-game losing streak. After the Trail Blazers scored the first ten points, the Pistons never extended their lead.
As much as 19 points separated Detroit, which committed 16 errors.
Bojan Bogdanovic, the Pistons’ leading scorer, and three other regulars were sidelined by a variety of injuries while the team played without them. A haphazard rotation could have caused the sluggish start.
With 17 points, forward Isaiah Livers led seven Pistons in double figures, his best offensive performance of the season. Typically, Livers shoots from beyond the three-point arc, but on Monday, he scored four of his seven points inside the arc.