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.
Once a John Wall critic, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy now sees the point guard as building block and then some.
Paul Pierce' offense has stalled in the last three games and the Wizards hope he can get right tonight vs. Detroit. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on CSN and CSNwashington.com.
Trevor Booker is a free-agent loss that pretty much has been an afterthought for the Wizards, but he cleaned up a lot of the mess in the paint.