Orlando takes on Detroit, aims to break 3-game skid

Orlando Magic (1-5, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (0-4, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

LINE: piston -5.5; over / under is 207

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando goes into matchup with Detroit after losing three games in a row.

Detroit finished 20-52 overall and 12-30 in the Eastern Conference games last season. The Pistons achieved an average of 16.5 points less sales last season, 12.7 points for the second chance and 41.3 points on the bench.

Orlando reached a total of 21-51 and 13-29 in the Eastern Conference in the 2020/21 season. The Magic averaged 104.0 points per game last season, 16.6 from the free-throw line and 32.7 from the deep.

INJURIES: Piston: Isaiah Livers: out (right foot), Jerami Grant: daily (right diagonally).

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), E’Twaun Moore: out (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (left ankle), Chuma Okeke: out (right hip), Markelle Fultz: out (knee).

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

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