Magic at Pistons four-factors analysis

Lawrence Frank, E'Twaun Moore, Greg Monroe, and Will Bynum - Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit cruised to a 15-point win against Orlando on Tuesday.

The Orlando Magic hung tough against the Detroit Pistons for a half, but fell apart after halftime to lose, 105-90, for their 14th defeat in their last 16 games. J.J. Redick's 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting weren't enough to lift the Magic, which allowed 46.2 percent shooting as Detroit had six players score in double-figures.

The four-factors data make plain the reasons for Orlando's defeat, and they aren't surprises: the Magic didn't force many turnovers--the Pistons committedjust eight in an estimated 92 possessions--nor did they draw many fouls. The Magic shot 6-of-8 from the foul line, with Redick and Glen Davis the only two players to attempt a free throw. Detroit, in contrast, went 14-of-21 at the stripe.

Team Pace Efficiency eFG% FT Rate OReb% TO Rate
Magic 92.2 97.6 50.0% 7.1 13.6 14.1
Pistons 92.2 113.9 50.0% 15.4 31.4 8.7
Green denotes a stat better than the team's 2012/13 average;
red denotes a stat worse than the team's 2012/13 average.

One surprise for Orlando: it failed on the defensive glass. Though Detroit is ordinarily a strong offensive rebounding team, the Magic nonetheless underachieved on the glass on both ends of the floor. The Pistons held a 54-41 edge on the boards overall, with Andre Drummond and Jason Maxiell snaring 11 apiece.

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