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Wall Scores 22 Points To Help Wizards Beat Pistons 98-86

IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 22 points and Bradley Beal had 17 to help the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 98-86 on Friday night.

Markieff Morris scored six points in 22 minutes in his Wizards debut — against twin brother Marcus' Pistons — after arriving from the Phoenix Suns following a deal at trade deadline Thursday.

Marcin Gortat had 15 points for Washington. The Wizards never trailed and led by as many as 23 in their second straight comfortable victory against another team on the edge of the playoff picture.

Tenth-place Washington (25-28) pulled within a game of Detroit (26-27), which began the night a half-game behind Charlotte and Chicago in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spots.

Washington will finish the NBA's only three-game, three-day stretch at fellow playoff contender Miami on Saturday.

Tobias Harris scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting in his Detroit debut, three days after the Pistons acquired the forward from Orlando.

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