The Wizards had Nene back from a right shoulder injury that kept him out for two games and backup point guard A.J. Price returned from a right thigh contusion that forced him to sit for one game.
The Wizards will look for their first win in March Sunday night as the struggling Philadelphia 76ers come to the Verizon Center (6 p.m. on CSN).
The Wizards played much better without Nene for the second game in a row, but they weren't able to put away the New York Knicks en route to their second consecutive loss, 96-88, at Verizon Center
For most of the game Wednesday, it looked like the Wizards who opened the season with 12 consecutive losses.
Wizards vs. Pistons
at Verizon Center
TV: CSN+, 7 p.m. ET
Season series: Pistons lead 3-0.