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Bench players save day for Wizards against Pistons

Bench players save day for Wizards against Pistons

The Washington Wizards had some ugly lines in the box score Saturday night.

Marcin Gortat was a minus-22 in 26 minutes, and Bradley Beal and John Wall were both minus-20 in a little more playing time. Kris Humphries played 17 scoreless minutes.

Those numbers would normally reflect a lopsided loss, but the Wizards put them up in a 97-95 victory over the host Detroit Pistons. The Wizards' reserves outscored Detroit's 51-15, helping them to big runs in both halves.

"I thought our bench saved the day twice," Washington coach Randy Wittman said. "In an 82-game season, that's...

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