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Wizards vs. Pistons preview: Washington and Detroit battle it out for who improved more at the Trade Deadline

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Last summer, the Suns traded Marcus Morris to the Detroit Pistons, setting off a chain reaction that dramatically altered the fortunes of three franchises.

The Pistons got better from the addition of Morris as Stan Van Gundy continued to craft the team into a modern version of what he built with Dwight Howard in Orlando. The Suns fell into disarray as Markieff demanded a trade out of Phoenix, the season went to shambles, and eventually they fired Jeff Hornacek and two of his assistants. And then there are the Wizards, who finally resolved the Suns' issue by trading for Morris on Thursday.

An issue that began when two brothers were separated last summer will come full circle this evening as they're reunited, but both playing with different teams than they did last season.

Game Info

When: 7:00 PM EST

Where: Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic

Radio: 99.1 WNEW

Injury Report

Alan Anderson and Gary Neal are both questionable for the Wizards after missing Thursday's game. Markieff Morris' status is still up in the air for tonight's game. The trade has been finalized, so he is eligible to play, it's just a question of if he and the Wizards are comfortable throwing him out there with very little practice time.

Jodie Meeks and Spencer Dinwiddie are out for the Pistons. Aron Baynes and Reggie Bullock are game-time decisions. Tobias Harris, Donatas Montejunas and Marcus Thornton are all questionable since they were all acquired by the Pistons this week.

Most Likely Wizards Killer: Steve Blake

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This could be Blake's next-to-last game in D.C. as a pro, and now that the Pistons have traded Brandon Jennings, someone will need to fill in at backup point guard. It would not be shocking to see him try to put together a strong game in front of a crowd who still has fond memories of his days at Maryland and with the Wizards.