The Pistons fell to 1-1 Friday night after a 115-111 loss to the Wizards, and point guard Reggie Jackson wasn't pleased with the refs.
“Personally, I might be ashamed of myself if I wore stripes into the building tonight,” Jackson said, via The Detroit Free Press.
Detroit outscored Washington 30-24 in the fourth quarter after a poor third quarter. Jackson finished the loss with 21 points, five assists and five steals. The Pistons, however, were called for 32 fouls, while the Wizards were whistled just 18 times.
The Pistons allowed 28 points to Otto Porter Jr., 26 points to John Wall and 25 points to Bradley Beal. Stan Van Gundy attributed the loss to turnovers and sloppiness.
“We just turned the ball over all the time, and then we’re fouling at the other end,” Van Gundy said. “Those were the two big things. They’re getting lay-ups off our turnovers, I mean lay-ups, dunks. It’s just hard to defend.
“I didn’t think our half-court defense was that bad. Our defensive numbers are going to look awful because of the way we turned the ball over and the number of times we fouled. Those were the two areas to me.”
Despite the loss, Detroit displayed some encouraging signs Friday. Avery Bradley continued to fit in just fine, and the Pistons scored 38 bench points, proving they may have a deeper lineup this season.