Ariza, Porter lead Wizards past Pistons in MLK Day matinee

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) battles for the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) battles for the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. Bullock was called fora foul on the play. The Wizards won 101-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. Bullock was called for a foul on the play. The Wizards won 101-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, front, is fouled while going against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant, back, and forward Trevor Ariza, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, front, is fouled while going against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant, back, and forward Trevor Ariza, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal wears a shirt in tribute of Martin Luther King Jr. during warm ups before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal wears a shirt in tribute of Martin Luther King Jr. during warm ups before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) goes to the basket past Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) goes to the basket past Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Thomas Bryant #13 of the Washington Wizards claps during the closing seconds of the Wizards 101-87 win over the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Thomas Bryant of the Washington Wizards claps during the closing seconds of the Wizards 101-87 win over the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Chasson Randle #9 of the Washington Wizards dribbles the ball against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Chasson Randle of the Washington Wizards dribbles the ball against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: A detail of the shoes worn by Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
A detail of the shoes worn by Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Washington Wizards argues a foul call with referee James Williams #60 during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Ian Mahinmi of the Washington Wizards argues a foul call with referee James Williams #60 during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards celebrates after hitting a three pointer against the Detroit Pistons in the first half at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Otto Porter Jr. of the Washington Wizards celebrates after hitting a three-pointer against the Detroit Pistons in the first half at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) battles for the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. Bullock was called fora foul on the play. The Wizards won 101-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, front, is fouled while going against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant, back, and forward Trevor Ariza, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal wears a shirt in tribute of Martin Luther King Jr. during warm ups before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) goes to the basket past Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Thomas Bryant #13 of the Washington Wizards claps during the closing seconds of the Wizards 101-87 win over the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Chasson Randle #9 of the Washington Wizards dribbles the ball against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: A detail of the shoes worn by Langston Galloway #9 of the Detroit Pistons in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Washington Wizards argues a foul call with referee James Williams #60 during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards celebrates after hitting a three pointer against the Detroit Pistons in the first half at Capital One Arena on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 20 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers in their 101-87 win over Detroit in a Monday matinee game at Capital One Arena.

Bradley Beal added 16 points and Otto Porter, coming off the bench, had 19. All five of Washington’s starters and two bench players finished with double figures for the Wizards’ third win in four games. The win continues some much-needed momentum for the team, which has been through already a roller coaster of a season.

One thing you should know about the game: The win could continue to tamp down talk about the Wizards making big moves with their big three players before February’s trade deadline. They are now tied with the Pistons in the standings at the ninth spot in the East, and are within easy striking distance of the sixth spot.

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What’s next: The Wizards host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday at 8 p.m. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and MyTeams.

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