The Pistons fell behind early and were behind for most of the game. The Magic went on their first run of the game, a 22-2 push at the 8:23 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 4-minute span setting the score at 26-13.
The Magic went on an 8-0 run at the 10:07 mark in the 2nd quarter, in a 3-minute span making it 44-23. With 5:59 left in the 2nd quarter, the Pistons went on a 16-4 run fueled by 8 points by Christian Wood to set the score at 53-44. Aaron Gordon led the Magic 3 minutes 10-3 push with 4:43 left in the 3rd quarter scoring 4 points and setting the score at 85-78. The Pistons went on a 13-0 run at the 9:06 mark in the 4th quarter, in a 3-minute span making it 89-96.
Notable players for the Detroit Pistons: Thon Maker had 18 points (6-of-9 shooting) and 2 steals. Christian Wood had 26 points (9-of-14 shooting), 4 offensive rebounds and 12 rebounds. Reggie Jackson contributed 12 points (5-of-16 FG) and 11 assists. Bruce Brown contributed 10 rebounds. Tony Snell Jr. had 16 points (6-of-8 FG), 5 assists and 4 threes made. Derrick Rose contributed 4 assists. Markieff Morris contributed 14 points (5-of-7 shooting), 8 rebounds and 4 threes made.
Contributors for the Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon contributed 25 points (8-of-15 FG), 9 assists and 4 offensive rebounds. Markelle Fultz had 22 points (8-of-14 shooting), 10 assists and 5 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic had 19 points (9-of-21 FG), 7 assists and 11 rebounds. Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
In the last head-to-head matchup between the teams, the Pistons won at home. The Magic next matchups are home vs DAL, away vs BKN, away vs ATL. The Pistons will go on a 4 game road trip after 1 home game. The Magic and the Pistons had played their last game two days ago. Get NBA tickets at TickPick with no extra fees!