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

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. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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