Jump to content

NBA: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards  | 2 March, 8 AM (PST) 

Mary C

Recommended Posts

NBA:  Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards  | 2 March, 8 AM (PST) 




PG | Cory Joseph 

SG | Cade Cunningham 

SF | Saddiq Bey 

PF | Jerami Grant 

C | Isaiah Stewart 



PG | Raul Neto 

SG | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 

SF | Corey Kispert 

PF | Kyle Kuzma 

C | Bristaps Porzingis 


Belonging to the lower echelons of the Eastern Conference, it’s the Detroit Pistons against the Washington Wizards this Wednesday in D.C. After getting their heart broken this Valentine’s Day in a loss against the Wizards, will the Pistons finally pick up the pace and show the NBA they can still pack a punch? Or will the Wizards just remind them to sit tight and watch the big boys play? 8 AM this March 2, at the Capital One Arena in Washington.  



Sitting at a crucial and slippery spot, Detroit places at 14th, one spot shy from being the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Having won three championships, five conference titles, and 11 division titles in the past, what led to the demise of the Pistons? The team currently has 15 wins with a whopping 46 loss record, with 9-21 home and 6-25 away. Even in their home city, they couldn’t make amends, what happened? According to Basketball Reference’s Simple Rating System (SRS), a team’s rating average should be zero with average point differential and strength of schedule considered. But the Pistons? They have a -9.29 rating. Coach Dwayne Casey isn’t doing them any favors, and they’re severely lacking talent this season regardless of Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey being grade A rising stars.  



22 out of the 30 teams in the NBC Sports’ power index, the Washington Wizards are not particularly good, but they’re not among the terrible either. 11th in the East, Washington has pulled together 27-33 with 15-16 home and 12-17 away. It’s been looking rough for the Wizards as so many players have been pulled out due to the Covid-19 situation, so at least there’s somewhat of a reason for their underperformance. Kyle Kuzma currently serves as their all-around player, leading points, rebounds, and assists. 



With the friction among these teams not so heated and intense, there is reason for us to believe that it won’t be much of a clash. The two teams are not in tip-top shape, and one is only performing slightly better than the other. As the Pistons are at the bottom of the NBA power index despite now ranking last, the Wizards are definitely at an objective advantage through numbers. It looks like it’s another winning point for the Wizards home games.  


Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...