The Detroit Pistons face the Orlando Magic tonight. Let’s talk about it. I’m belatedly writing this at halftime with the Pistons facing down a 19-point deficit against a young, superior Magic team. Detroit only managed to convert on three field goals in the entire second quarter. It’s as bleak as could be.
Orlando is hitting 56% from the field and 56% from three. Presumptive Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero has 13 points. Pistons rookie Jaden Ivey has nine points, but is hitting just 3-of-9 from the field. Sigh …
When: 6 p.m. ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit Plus
Odds: Pistons +11
Detroit Pistons (16-61)
Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Isaiah Livers, Marvin Bagley III, James Wiseman
Orlando Magic (33-44)
Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.
Question of the Game
What are we doing here?