Sports
6:12 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Pistons beat Wizards 99-90 to end 13-game slide

WASHINGTON – The Detroit Pistons finally found a team in worse shape than they are and ended a 13-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 behind Charlie Villanueva's 23 points and nine rebounds Tuesday night.

Richard Hamilton and Rodney Stuckey each scored 19 for the Pistons, who hadn't enjoyed a victory in a month: They beat Golden State on Dec. 12.

Detroit lost by 33 points at Chicago on Monday night, and a defeat against Washington would have tied the longest single-season losing streak in franchise history.

Antawn Jamison led the Wizards with 31 points and 10 rebounds, while Randy Foye - who took over at point guard when Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely by the NBA - had 20 points and 10 assists.