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updated: 10/22/2013 9:18 PM

Pistons beat Wizards in preseason

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe scored 18 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 99-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

The Pistons led 65-43 after making seven 3-pointers in the first half but the Wizards gradually trimmed the lead and tied the game at 83 midway through the fourth quarter on Kevin Seraphin's turnaround jumper.

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Kyle Singler and Chauncey Billups hit consecutive 3s as the Pistons (2-4) took the lead for good. Washington's Glen Rice missed a 3-point heave as the buzzer sounded.

Bradley Beal had 17 points and Seraphin added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards (1-5), who lost their third straight preseason game.

The Pistons, who lost forward Charlie Villanueva at halftime to a sore back, got 14 points from Singler, 13 from Will Bynum and 13 rebounds from Andre Drummond.

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