Magic 109, Pistons 92

Bill Fay, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


ORLANDO, Fla. -- Arron Afflalo scored 23 points and Nik Vucevic and rookie Victor Oladipo had double-doubles to help the Orlando Magic coast to a 109-92 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Vucevic had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Oladipo added16 points and 11 assists as Orlando ended a three-game losing streak.
Tobias Harris scored 16 points and Glen Davis 14 for the Magic against the defenseless Pistons, who allowed Orlando to shoot 52.9 percent from the field.
The Pistons got 21 points and eight rebounds from point guard Brandon Jennings and 18 points from his backup, Will Bynum, but precious little from anyone else.
Andre Drummond contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds, but Detroit shot only 41.1 percent from the field for the game and could not get the deficit below 15 points in the final 18 minutes.
Detroit ignored virtually everyone in a Magic uniform early in the game and never caught up. Afflalo scored 12 points, Harris and Oladipo added 10 apiece and Davis and Vucevic eight each in the first half as the Magic had their way on offense.
Orlando shot 56.4 percent from the field in the first half and led by as many as 12 points before settling for a 55-48 halftime advantage.
Jennings hit 6 of 11 shots from the field and kept the Pistons in the game with 18 points and three assists in the first half, but he was essentially a one-man show. The rest of Detroit's starting five was 7 of 22 from the field, including 2 of 10 from Josh Smith.
The inattention to defense caught up with Detroit in the third quarter when Orlando outscored the the Pistons 30-18 to stretch the lead to 85-66 going into the fourth quarter.
Orlando led 61-52 when Afflalo started the runaway with a 3-pointer and two free throws. As had been the case throughout the game, teammates Jameer Nelson, Jason Maxiel and Harris jumped in to help, adding three more jumpers to finish an 11-0 run that made it 72-52 with 6:04 left in the third quarter.
The closest the Pistons came was 15 points the rest of the game.
NOTES: Magic G Arron Aflalo is averaging career highs in points (21.9), rebounds (4.6), assists (3.9) and 3-point shooting percentage (.437). ... Pistons C Andre Drummond leads the NBA in offensive rebounds with 5.2 per game. ... Detroit is tied for second-most road wins in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 8-6 away from home, including victories at Miami and Indiana. ... The Magic have used eight starting lineups this season but won with only two of them. Six of the starting lineups are winless, including the five that started against Detroit: Glen Davis, Tobias Harris, Nik Vucevic, Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson. ... Pistons reserve G Rodney Stuckey is third in the NBA and leads the Eastern Conference in scoring off the bench at 14.9 points per game. ... The Magic honored Pat Garrity during the game. Garrity played nine seasons for the Magic, hitting 631 3-pointers and shooting 39.8 percent from behind the arc. ... Pistons F Kyle Singler has scored in double figures in four straight games.