NBA Game Recap - Detroit at Orlando
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:00 PM EST

DET
112
ORL
116
F(OT)
ATL
105
CLE
127
F
WAS
114
NY
96
F
TOR
91
BKN
101
F
MIL
111
IND
118
F
POR
104
MEM
111
F
CHA
115
MIN
108
F
SAC
111
DAL
130
F
MIA
101
UTA
116
F
GS
106
PHO
112
F
LAL
120
DEN
116
F(OT)

Orlando 116, Detroit 112

Feb 12, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

T

Detroit (19-38)

20

35

26

27

4

112

Orlando (24-31)

32

27

28

21

8

116

Gordon, Fultz lead Magic to 116-112 OT win over Pistons
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Aaron Gordon and Markelle Fultz saved the Orlando Magic from going into the All-Star break with an embarrassing loss.

Gordon scored 25 points and Markelle Fultz added 21 as the Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 116-112 in overtime on Wednesday night.

The Pistons came back from a 22-point deficit before losing their fourth straight.

Gordon, who also had nine rebounds and nine assists, hit two 3-point shots, the second of which tied the game 103-all with 1:03 left after Detroit had taken a seven-point lead.

"The last seven games I think he's averaging about 20 (actually 19.6). I think it's his best stretch, and his defense has been good. It's a good sign," Magic coach Steve Clifford said.

"I know when I play well, the team plays well. It's kind of a given," Gordon said. "But we've got a long way to go to be a team that can win in the playoffs."

The Magic (24-31) stand eighth in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break.

Fultz had 10 assists and two steals and scored the Magic's first and last points in overtime.

Christian Wood had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot themselves back into the game but scored only four points in overtime.

"Turnovers," said coach Dwane Casey. "We were fighting the shot clock instead of attacking with pace. They made simple plays down the stretch and we tried to make things too complicated."

A 3-pointer by Nikola Vucevic gave Orlando a three-point lead with 5.5 seconds left before Detroit's Reggie Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

The Pistons fell behind 47-25 after committing nine turnovers in the first quarter. But Wood and Markieff Morris scored 11 points apiece to help Detroit outscore the Magic 30-12 over the final seven minutes of the first half.

Tony Snell's 3-pointer pulled the Pistons even, 75-75, with 5:30 left in the third quarter. Orlando regained a six-point lead by the end of the period, but the Magic missed their first 11 shots of the fourth quarter.

Three-pointers by Svi Mykhailiuk, Jackson and Morris gave the Pistons nine straight points, and Jackson's jumper with 5:25 left gave Detroit a 98-91 lead.

Gordon scored eight straight points to help Orlando erase that deficit in the final 3 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Derrick Rose played 17 minutes after missing five games with a hip injury. ... F Luke Kennard (knee) and G Khyri Thomas (foot surgery) are hopeful of returning after the All-Star break.

Magic: C Mo Bambo had the flu and did not play. ... G D.J. Augustin (knee) expects to play after the All-Star break. ... At 24-31, the Magic are one game better than last season after 55 games.

ROUGH RETURN FOR ROSE

Rose, who had a stretch of 14 straight games with 20-plus points before getting injured, attributed his 1-for-13 shooting to rust. "Rhythm, timing," he said. "Same shots I was getting (before the injury) so I'll just go into the break and work on my game every day."

UP NEXT

Pistons: Play at home against Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Magic: Play at home against Dallas on Friday, Feb. 21.

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Leaders

Detroit PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Henson 0 -4 0 1 0 1
C. Wood 26 -12 1 12 0 2
Orlando PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Carter-Williams 0 -6 3 9 1 2
G. Clark 0 -1 0 2 0 1

Team Comparison

DET ORL
Points For 112 116
Field Goals 40/92-43% 44/96-46%
Three Pointers 18/45-40% 12/36-33%
Free Throws 14/15-93% 16/18-89%
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Defensive Rebounds 38 37
Rebounds 53 54
Blocks 7 7
Steals 5 13
Turnovers 20 12
Points Scored Off Turnovers 15 23
Points in the Paint 36 54
Fast Break Points 4 16
Personal Fouls 20 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 ORL 88 @ DET 103 A. Aminu 2 D. Rose 2
Wed Feb 12 DET 112 @ ORL 116 D. Rose 2 T. Ross 5

Game Information

Stadium: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 16,607
Game Time: 2:27