Detroit led 27-24 after the opening period, but jumped out to an 18-6 run to start the second quarter. The Pistons outscored the Magic 35-14 to gain separatio. Brandon Knight, Rodney Stuckey and Greg Monroe have led the way offensively for Detroit with nine points apiece. Kyle Singler and Will Bynum have each chipped in seven points off the bench.
Gustavo Ayon and DeQuan Jones are the leading scores for Orlando so far. Avon has 11 points, and Jones put in 10. With exception of Justin Harper's four points off the bench, the Magic haven't shown much depth in the first half.
Detroit finished the half shooting 63 percent from the field, compared to the Magic's 42 percent.
Orlando is 0-3 in preseason action, so a win on the road against Detroit would be its first.