Nikola Vucevic recorded his 15th double-double this season, scoring 20 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons, 109-92. The Magic were on fire in this game, finishing 45-85 (52.9%). This is only the third win for Orlando (9-20) in its last 10 games.
Vucevic shot 9-16 from the field. Other key performers for Orlando were Victor Oladipo with 16 points and 11 assists, Tobias Harris with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Glen Davis with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Brandon Jennings put up 21 points for Detroit on 7-16 shooting (1-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-7 from the free throw line. He also added 8 assists. Andre Drummond chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds.
In addition to 27.8% from 3-point range, the Pistons tallied an eFG% of just 43.7%. They are winless (0-6) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Magic, conversely, are 5-1 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Detroit (14-17) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Cleveland on Monday.
Coming up, the Magic play the Atlanta Hawks, who are 16-13 on the season. The Pistons meet the Washington Wizards, currently sitting at 12-13 this year. The Magic are 1-1 versus Atlanta this season. The Pistons have a 1-0 record against Washington this season.