Pistons at Magic
The Detroit Pistons' last win came against the Orlando Magic, and the Pistons hope a trip to Orlando for a rematch will help them get back on track Sunday night. The Pistons have dropped two straight since a 105-90 home win over the Magic on Tuesday, and they've lost four of six as they have cooled off after their best stretch of the season. Detroit continues to struggle on the road, as it is 4-15 and has dropped its last two away from home.
The Magic took the first two meetings this season, including a 90-74 victory in the last clash in Orlando. But the Magic have lost four straight and 15 of 17, and they're coming off a 97-95 home defeat against Toronto. Orlando has won six of its past eight home games against the Pistons.
TV: 6 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Detroit Plus, Fox Sports Florida
ABOUT THE PISTONS (16-27): Detroit has been inconsistent, but it is at its best when grinding it out in a low-scoring game and letting big man Greg Monroe (15.6 points, 9.2 rebounds) go to work in the paint. The Pistons also have a pair of up-and-coming players in second-year point guard Brandon Knight (13.7 points, 4.4 assists) and rookie center Andre Drummond (7.5 points, 7.4 rebounds). Drummond contributes to a deep bench that averages 37.2 points.
ABOUT THE MAGIC (14-28): Scoring isn't a problem for Orlando - all five starters average double figures - but the team struggles at the defensive end. That has been especially true lately, as the Magic have allowed 100 or more points in 11 of their last 13 games. Arron Afflalo (17 points) is the top scorer and big men Glen Davis (15.4 points, 7.4 rebounds) and Nikola Vucevic (11.8 points, 11.1 rebounds) are having productive seasons. The Magic also need guards Jameer Nelson (15.2 points, 7.3 assists) and J.J. Redick (14.9 points, 4.4 assists) to shoot well to be successful.
1. Monroe, who has averaged 19.3 points in three games against the Magic this season, has recorded six double-doubles in his last eight games, including a 31-point, 12-rebound effort Friday at Miami.
2. The Magic are 1-15 when forcing 10 or fewer turnovers.
3. Pistons F Tayshaun Prince's next 3-pointer will be the 500th of his career.
Pistons 98, Magic 96