The Wizards have to tighten up their defense and foul shooting accuracy, but pieces are falling in place just in time for Bradley Beal's return.
Brandon Jennings scored 32 points in his best performance of the season, but poor play by Detroit's frontcourt sabotaged his effort.
John Wall led the Wizards with 27 points and 11 assists, but the late-play of Rasual Butler off the bench helped lead the Wiz to a 107-103 victory over the Pistons.
The Wizards still have work to do on their pick-and-roll defense, which allowed Brandon Jennings to score 21 of his 32 points in the first half of Wednesday's game.
John Wall had 27 points, but it was the play of Rasual Butler in the fourth quarter that kept the Wizards perfect at home and has them off to their best start since 1975-76.