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Magic Vs. Pistons: Detroit Snaps Orlando Winning Streak As Magic Go Cold In Second Half

The Magic scored just 32 points in the second half as Detroit pulled away for the eight point win.

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Magic Vs. Pistons: Orlando Winning Streak Snapped In Detroit

The Orlando Magic's four game winning streak came to an end on Monday night as the Detroit Pistons defeated the Magic 89-78 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Magic went woefully cold in the second half, stringing together 17 and 15 point quarters as the Pistons pulled away. They were eight for 22 from three-point range, while missing seven free throws to a Pistons team that may be one of the worst in the league by the end of the year.

Dwight Howard led Orlando with 19 points, and grabbed only 7 rebounds. He had little help, however, as only Hedo Turkoglu seemed to hit shots consistently on Monday. Ben Gordon caught fire for Detroit, leading the Pistons with 26 points. Both he and Rodney Stuckey consistently beat the Magic guards, penetrating and getting to the line 23 times between the two of them.

The Magic now return home and will host the only winless team in the league in the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, check out SB Nation Detroit and Detroit Bad Boys.For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Magic Vs. Pistons Score Update: Orlando Leads By Two At Halftime In Detroit

After one half at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the Orlando Magic lead the Detroit Pistons by two. As they have through much of the first week of the season, the frontcourt duo of Ryan Anderson and Dwight Howard paced Orlando on the offensive end. Howard led the Magic with 12 points while Anderson chipped in 11. The Magic were an efficient 56% from the floor in the first 24 minutes against the lowly Pistons.

Ben Gordon got hot for the Pistons, filling it up with 17 in the first. He was able to get into the lane and get to the line, going four of five at the charity stripe. While the Magic have forced 12 turnovers, they will need to ramp up the defensive pressure in the second half to clinch their fifth win in a row.

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, check out SB Nation Detroit and Detroit Bad Boys. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Magic Vs. Pistons: Orlando Takes Four-Game Winning Streak To Detroit

Orlando can run its winning streak to five games when it takes on Detroit on Monday.

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