Magic vs. Pistons: Orlando picks up after holidays with Detroit visit

Brandon Jennings - Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Friday's meeting is the first between the teams in the 2013/14 season.

The Orlando Magic continue their six-game homestand Friday against the Detroit Pistons at Amway Center.

Tipoff between Orlando and Detroit is set for 7:00 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5:00 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic dropped their third straight game Monday against the New York Knicks, despite a 26-point performance from Arron Afflalo. Orlando fell behind by as much as 24 points in the first half, and though it rallied to within a point with 8:28 to play, it never took the lead.

Detroit's last time out: The Pistons ended a two-game losing streak on Monday with a decisive road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers by a 115-92 final. Josh Smith led seven Pistons in double-figure scoring with 25 points, while Brandon Jennings added 21 points and 13 assists.

More Pistons coverage: Detroit Bad Boys

In 2012/13: The Magic and Pistons split the four games between the teams in the previous campaign. Most recently, Detroit eked out a two-point victory at Amway Center on January 27th behind 31 points from Brandon Knight, whom the Pistons traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason in exchange for Jennings.

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