Detroit (24-11) at Orlando (20-19)

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  • Game info: 7:00 pm EST Mon Jan 13, 2003
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (TICKER) —The Detroit Pistons hope to have center Ben Wallace back in the lineup on Monday when they open a two-game Florida road trip with a visit to TD Waterhouse Centre to face the Orlando Magic.

Wallace has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle suffered at Philadelphia on Wednesday. He leads the NBA with 15.3 rebounds per game, ranks fourth with 2.82 blocks and leads Eastern Conference centers in All-Star voting.

The Pistons has their four-game winning streak snapped with an 89-87 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Chauncey Billups scored 26 points and Jon Barry had all 14 of his points in the fourth quarter for Detroit, which lost for just the second time in eight games.

The Pistons have won their last four games on the road and are 11-7 away from home this season.

Orlando won for just the second time in six games on Sunday, a 107-105 victory at Philadelphia.

Tracy McGrady scored 34 points - making 13-of-16 free throws - and Mike Miller added 27 for the Magic, who shot 53 percent and scored 23 points off turnovers.

Orlando has lost three of its last four home games to fall to 12-7 at TD Waterhouse Centre this season.

McGrady scored 46 points to lead the Magic to a 104-99 victory over the Pistons here on December 25. Orlando has won 15 of the last 22 meetings with Detroit, including four of the last five here.

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