Orlando plays Detroit, seeks 4th straight home win

Detroit Pistons (10-49, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (34-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando hosts Detroit trying to continue its three-game home winning streak.

The Magic have gone 23-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando is 17-15 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pistons are 7-28 in conference games. Detroit gives up 121.1 points to opponents and has been outscored by 8.6 points per game.

The Magic's 11.0 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.9 fewer made shots on average than the 11.9 per game the Pistons allow. The Pistons average 112.5 points per game, 2.3 more than the 110.2 the Magic give up to opponents.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Magic won 112-109 in the last matchup on Feb. 25.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Magic. Jalen Suggs is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Jalen Duren is averaging 14 points and 11.9 rebounds for the Pistons. Cade Cunningham is averaging 17.3 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 7-3, averaging 111.0 points, 42.1 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points per game.

Pistons: 4-6, averaging 112.0 points, 45.8 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: day to day (illness).

Pistons: Marcus Sasser: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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