The Orlando Magic upended the East-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night in dramatic fashion, 116-87, to get back into the win column after four clunkers suffered to the Spurs, Bulls, Heat and Suns.
The Detroit Pistons have lost three of four, including a three-point loss to the Hawks, and a 37 point shellacking at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.
Can the Magic simultaneously capitalize off of their impressive performance, all while adding to their playoff odds by taking one off of the eighth-seeded Pistons?
|Pace: 99.5 (14th)||Pace: 97.1 (26th)|
|ORtg: 106.6 (25th)||ORtg: 105.8 (27th)|
|DRtg: 108.4 (11th)||DRtg: 109.5 (13th)|
|PG - Reggie Jackson||PG - D.J. Augustin|
|SG - Reggie Bullock||SG - Evan Fournier|
|SF - Bruce Brown||F - Jonathan Isaac|
|F - Blake Griffin||PF - Aaron Gordon|
|C - Andre Drummond||C - Nikola Vucevic|
Injuries: Orlando: none, Detroit: Ish Smith (out, groin), Henry Ellenson (out, ankle)
Troy Caupain and Amile Jefferson have been transferred and will be with the team today.
For an in-depth preview check out Mike Cali’s work here. Also, you can find our friend’s observations at Detroit Bad Boys, here.
Who: Detroit Pistons (16-17) at Orlando Magic (15-19)
When: Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Amway Center - Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass
Line: Magic -2, Over/Under 204
GAME #35 TODAY— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) December 30, 2018
(pregame show at 3 p.m.)
What are they wearing? pic.twitter.com/ILOtHZTTwG