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Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic

2014 February 5


The Orlando Magic suffered another defeat on Monday night when they fell to the Indiana Pacers 98-79.The Pistons were also in action Monday when they lost to the Miami Heat 102-96. 

The Magic are now 13-37 while the Pistons are 19-28.

These two teams have met twice this season.

Back on December 27, the Magic got 23 points from Arron Afflalo and cruised to a 109-92 win.

Just over a week ago they met again in Detroit and this time it was the Pistons who earned an easy victory, defeating the Magic 103-87.

The Magic rank 25th in offensive rating (98.3), 18th in defensive rating (104.3) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.21). The Pistons are 20th in offensive rating (101.9) 19th in defensive rating (104.8) and play at the league’s 12th-fastest pace (97.38).

Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Scott Foster, John Goble and Scott Twardoski.

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The Line: Detroit – 3.0 (209.5)


Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond
Greg Monroe
Josh Smith
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Brandon Jennings

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Glen Davis
Tobias Harris
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson


  • Jameer Nelson has missed the last two games with a sore left knee, but was a full participant in shoot around this morning and is expected to play.
  • Chauncey Billups (sore knee) and Josh Harrellson (knee) missed Monday’s game.

Pistons Resources:

Detroit Bad Boys
The Detroit News
Life on Dumars
Need 4 Sheed
Piston Powered
True Blue Pistons (official)

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