For the third game in a row, the Wizards are facing a team that's riding a second-half-of-the-season hot streak in the Detroit Pistons.
A long shot to make the roster as the 15th man, Rasual Butler hit big shot after big shot down the stretch Wednesday to help the Wizards in a seesaw game against the Detroit Pistons at Verizon Cen
Paul Pierce has yet to have a signature breakout game in his first season with the Wizards.
The Wizards were significantly better than the Detroit Pistons last season, but it didn't always show in head-to-head matchups.
In bad losses last season, the Wizards would have trouble bouncing back right away.