Pistons beat Magic 97-92 in a match between the 2 worst teams in the NBA – The Morning Sun

TUTORIAL – Trey Lyles scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth inning, and the Detroit Pistons took their third win in five games, beating the Orlando Magic 97-92 on Saturday night in a game between two bad teams. best in the NBA.

After finishing last year with 18 losses in 19 games, the Pistons have beaten San Antonio, Milwaukee and the Magic since New Year’s Day. They improved to 8-30.

Hamadou Diallo added 17 points, and Saddiq Bey got 16 points. Lyles also had 13 rebounds.

Gary Harris had a season-high 28 points for Magic. They lost eight in a row to fall to 7-33.

Lyles scored eight points in the first 2:27 of the fourth inning to take Detroit to 81-75.

Harris’ layup sent Orlando to 86-85 with 5:35 left, but Cory Joseph responded with a 3-pointer. Diallo missed a dunk that could have put the Pistons 95-90 with a 1:10 margin to the left. , and Terrance Ross made it 93-92 with two free throws at the other end.

Diallo had a dribble in his next possession, restoring Detroit’s three-point lead, and Ross missed at the basket.

Cade Cunningham missed a 3-pointer with eight seconds left, but Cole Anthony missed a 3-pointer before Joseph launched two free throws to claim it.


Magic: Harris, who plays at Michigan State, has never scored more than 13 points against the Pistons.

Piston: Detroit’s 31-26 lead in 12 minutes was the first time it had led at the end of the first quarter since Dec. 10 in New Orleans.


Magic: Host Washington on Sunday night.

Piston: Host Utah on Monday night.

– Dave Hogg, The Associated Press

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