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Fournier's buzzer beater lifts Magic past Pistons 109-107

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Even when he's not having a big game, Evan Fournier is still the Orlando Magic's best option at the end of games.

Fournier took an inbounds pass outside the 3-point arc, dribbled to the free throw line and shot a floating jumper that dropped through the nets as the buzzer sounded on Orlando's 109-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

''Evan wants the ball at the end, he has courage,'' Magic coach Steve Clifford said. ''That was not an easy shot, but if he can get a shot like that, you're comfortable he's going to make it.''

D.J. Augustin had 26 points and eight assists, and Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points to help the Magic win their second straight. Fournier finished with 13.

With the clock winding down, Fournier was the easy call for the potential winning shot attempt. He had a 3-pointer to beat Cleveland at the buzzer earlier this season.

''I really embrace those moments,'' Fournier said. ''It's everyone's dream to have one buzzer beater in the NBA so having two is even better.''

Fournier's winning basket ended a wild finish in which Detroit wiped out an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes only to lose for the 11th time in their last 14 games.

Luke Kennard scored 16 points to lead the Pistons. Reggie Bullock and Blake Griffin had 15 apiece and Andre Drummond had 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Detroit thought it had pushed the game into overtime when Bullock was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2.5 seconds to go and made all three free throws to tie the score at 107.

However, the Pistons couldn't come up with a stop when they needed one.

''Games don't come down to just one play,'' Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. ''There were way too many possessions before that when we did things that get you beat. We just have to learn to do the simple things.''

Neither team led by more than six points in the second half until Augustin sparked an 8-0 run with back-to-back 3-pointers and fed Jonathan Isaac for a fastbreak layup that gave Orlando a 95-87 lead with 7:07 left in the game.

Later in the quarter, Augustin stole a rebound from Drummond, drove the lane and whipped a wraparound pass to Vucevic for an uncontested layup that made it 104-95 with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

Detroit rallied quickly. A layup by Reggie Jackson cut the deficit to 105-104 with 8.9 seconds remaining.

Orlando's Terrence Ross got loose for a breakaway dunk with 5.4 seconds to go but Bullock's free throws tied it.

Fournier took the inbounds pass and immediately drove into the lane, lofting his shot just before the buzzer sound to give Orlando the win.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Detroit came into the game off a season-worst 37-point loss to Indiana. ... Detroit is No. 1 in offensive rebounding advantage over opponents with a plus-110 margin coming in. The Pistons added to that, grabbing 17 rebounds to 10 for the Magic. ... Griffin took a nasty fall when he slipped on a wet floor while trying to inbound the ball after a turnover. Griffin lay on the floor for 15 seconds before getting up and continuing play.

Magic: PG D.J. Augustin badly sprained his ankle after stepping on Griffin's foot with 1:44 left in the game, but stayed in the game. ... Orlando came in off as season-best 29-point win over Toronto. ... F Jonathon Simmons left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. ... The Magic outscored the Pistons 22-8 in points in the paint in the first quarter.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?

Casey was upset enough with Detroit's performance in a 125-88 loss at Indiana on Friday to apologize to fans for ''one of the worst exhibitions we've put on the floor.''

Two days later, he downplayed the impact of the 20-minute team meeting he had with players after the game.

''Nothing came out of the meeting that hasn't been said before,'' Casey said before Sunday's game. ''When you walk across the black lines, if you have your hard hat on and your boots tied, that is what this game is about. We haven't exemplified that enough consistently and until we do, we're going to be on a roller coaster.''

UP NEXT

Pistons: Continue a four-game road trip Tuesday night at Milwaukee.

Magic: Start a six-game road trip in Charlotte on Monday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:34 +2 Bruce Brown made driving dunk 2-0
11:07 +2 Evan Fournier made floating jump shot 2-2
10:47 +3 Reggie Bullock made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Blake Griffin 5-2
10:47   Shooting foul on Evan Fournier  
10:47 +1 Reggie Bullock made free throw 6-2
10:35   Shooting foul on Reggie Bullock  
10:35 +1 Aaron Gordon made free throw 6-5
10:11   Reggie Bullock missed hook shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
10:03 +2 Aaron Gordon made layup 6-7
9:48   Bad pass turnover on Bruce Brown, stolen by Nikola Vucevic  
9:37   Out of bounds turnover on Aaron Gordon  
9:28   Reggie Bullock missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
9:15   Traveling violation turnover on Evan Fournier  
8:52   Reggie Bullock missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:49   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
8:37   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
8:26   Bad pass turnover on Andre Drummond, stolen by D.J. Augustin  
8:23 +2 Aaron Gordon made alley-oop shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 6-9
8:10   Andre Drummond missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:06   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
8:01   D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:48   Jonathan Isaac missed jump shot  
7:46   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
7:44   Reggie Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:40   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
7:32 +2 Evan Fournier made finger-roll layup, assist by D.J. Augustin 6-11
7:12   Offensive foul on Andre Drummond  
6:58 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 6-13
6:57   Bruce Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:40   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
6:34   Personal foul on Bruce Brown  
6:31   Personal foul on Reggie Bullock  
6:21 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot 6-16
6:06   Reggie Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:03   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
6:01   Violation  
5:47   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
5:39   Out of bounds turnover on Blake Griffin  
5:17 +3 Blake Griffin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Reggie Jackson 9-18
4:58 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 9-20
4:39   Reggie Jackson missed hook shot  
4:37   Offensive rebound by Reggie Jackson  
4:35   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
4:35   Andre Drummond missed dunk  
4:35   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
4:34 +2 Andre Drummond made dunk 11-20
4:16   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:13   Defensive rebound by Blake Griffin  
4:06 +2 Reggie Bullock made jump shot, assist by Blake Griffin 13-20
3:46   Shooting foul on Andre Drummond  
3:46 +1 Aaron Gordon made 1st of 2 free throws 13-21
3:46 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-22
3:21   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
3:12   Jonathon Simmons missed jump shot  
3:09   Defensive rebound by Blake Griffin  
2:58 +2 Jose Calderon made jump shot 15-22
2:42 +2 Aaron Gordon made driving layup, assist by Nikola Vucevic 15-24
2:33   Reggie Bullock missed jump shot  
2:30   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:19   Jonathon Simmons missed jump shot  
2:12 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk 15-26
2:12   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:02   Blake Griffin missed reverse layup  
1:55 +2 Zaza Pachulia made dunk 17-26
1:55   Offensive rebound by Zaza Pachulia  
1:47   Offensive foul on Mo Bamba  
1:47   Offensive foul on Mo Bamba  
1:32   Personal foul on Wesley Iwundu  
1:21   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:19   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
1:11   Wesley Iwundu missed floating jump shot  
1:09   Offensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
0:58 +2 Jonathon Simmons made finger-roll layup 17-28
0:58   Shooting foul on Luke Kennard  
0:58 +1 Jonathon Simmons made free throw 17-29
0:47   Langston Galloway missed jump shot, blocked by Terrence Ross  
0:46   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
0:40   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:38   Offensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
0:35   Shooting foul on Jonathon Simmons  
0:35 +1 Langston Galloway made 1st of 2 free throws 18-29
0:35 +1 Langston Galloway made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-29
0:26   Lost ball turnover on Jonathon Simmons, stolen by Zaza Pachulia  
0:23 +2 Luke Kennard made layup 21-29
0:00 +2 Jonathon Simmons made jump shot 21-31

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:49   Mo Bamba missed driving layup, blocked by Zaza Pachulia  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Zaza Pachulia  
11:29   Lost ball turnover on Stanley Johnson, stolen by Jonathan Isaac  
11:16   Defensive rebound by Luke Kennard  
11:06   Zaza Pachulia missed jump shot  
11:04   Defensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
10:54 +2 Jonathon Simmons made floating jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 21-33
10:38 +2 Luke Kennard made layup, assist by Zaza Pachulia 23-33
10:22 +2 Mo Bamba made dunk, assist by Jonathan Isaac 23-35
10:02   Luke Kennard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:57   Offensive rebound by Zaza Pachulia  
9:57   Zaza Pachulia missed dunk  
9:57   Defensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
9:51   Shooting foul on Stanley Johnson  
9:51 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 1st of 2 free throws 23-36
9:51 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-37
9:42   Shooting foul on Jonathon Simmons  
9:42 +1 Zaza Pachulia made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-37
9:18   Defensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
9:04   Jonathon Simmons missed jump shot  
9:01   Defensive rebound by Zaza Pachulia  
8:52   Shooting foul on Mo Bamba  
8:52 +1 Zaza Pachulia made 1st of 2 free throws 26-37
8:52 +1 Zaza Pachulia made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-37
8:37   Jonathon Simmons missed driving layup  
8:34   Defensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
8:25 +3 Luke Kennard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zaza Pachulia 30-37
8:03   Defensive rebound by Luke Kennard  
7:43 +2 Terrence Ross made floating jump shot 33-39
7:21   Zaza Pachulia missed jump shot  
7:16   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
7:09   Jonathan Isaac missed hook shot  
7:05   Terrence Ross missed dunk  
7:04   Defensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
7:05   Offensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
7:03   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
6:51 +2 Langston Galloway made hook shot 35-39
6:40 +2 Terrence Ross made hook shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 35-41
6:21 +2 Luke Kennard made floating jump shot 37-41
6:05   Evan Fournier missed floating jump shot  
6:02   Defensive rebound by Zaza Pachulia  
5:52 +2 Stanley Johnson made driving layup, assist by Jose Calderon 39-41
5:52   Shooting foul on D.J. Augustin  
5:52   Stanley Johnson missed free throw  
5:51   Offensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
5:39 +2 Andre Drummond made layup, assist by Luke Kennard 41-41
5:27   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:23   Defensive rebound by Stanley Johnson  
5:18   Stanley Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:08   Shooting foul on Stanley Johnson  
5:08 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 41-42
5:08 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-43
4:58 +2 Luke Kennard made jump shot 43-43
4:38 +2 D.J. Augustin made floating jump shot 43-45
4:28 +2 Reggie Jackson made finger-roll layup 45-45
4:14 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 45-47
4:05   Personal foul on Aaron Gordon  
4:05 +1 Blake Griffin made 1st of 2 free throws 46-47
4:05 +1 Blake Griffin made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-47
3:56 +2 Aaron Gordon made floating jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 47-49
3:56   Shooting foul on Andre Drummond  
3:56   Aaron Gordon missed free throw  
3:44   Reggie Bullock missed jump shot  
3:42   Offensive rebound by Reggie Bullock  
3:31   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
3:18 +2 Aaron Gordon made turnaround jump shot 47-51
2:59 +2 Zaza Pachulia made hook shot, assist by Luke Kennard 49-51
2:43   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:39   Defensive rebound by Luke Kennard  
2:35 +2 Luke Kennard made jump shot 51-51
2:13   Bad pass turnover on Nikola Vucevic, stolen by Blake Griffin  
2:09   Blake Griffin missed layup  
2:08   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:07   Personal foul on Zaza Pachulia  
1:55   Bad pass turnover on Jonathan Isaac, stolen by Zaza Pachulia  
1:53   Personal foul on D.J. Augustin  
1:53 +1 Blake Griffin made 1st of 2 free throws 52-51
1:53 +1 Blake Griffin made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-51
1:45   Shooting foul on Reggie Jackson  
1:45 +1 D.J. Augustin made 1st of 2 free throws 53-52
1:45 +1 D.J. Augustin made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-53
1:25   Reggie Bullock missed layup  
1:22   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
1:17 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 53-55
0:59   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
0:56   Personal foul on Blake Griffin  
0:56 +1 D.J. Augustin made 1st of 2 free throws 53-56
0:56 +1 D.J. Augustin made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-57
0:44 +3 Reggie Jackson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Blake Griffin 56-57
0:35 +3 D.J. Augustin made 3-pt. jump shot 56-60
0:24 +3 Reggie Bullock made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Reggie Jackson 59-60
0:04   Personal foul on Reggie Jackson  
0:04 +1 D.J. Augustin made 1st of 2 free throws 59-61
0:04 +1 D.J. Augustin made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-62
0:00   Reggie Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   DET team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:42   Out of bounds turnover on D.J. Augustin  
11:22 +2 Blake Griffin made layup 61-62
11:22   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
11:22 +1 Blake Griffin made free throw 62-62
11:09   Shooting foul on Andre Drummond  
11:09   Aaron Gordon missed 1st of 3 free throws  
11:09   ORL team rebound  
11:09 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 3 free throws 62-63
11:09 +1 Aaron Gordon made 3rd of 3 free throws 62-64
10:50   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
10:44   Traveling violation turnover on Evan Fournier  
10:33 +2 Reggie Jackson made floating jump shot 64-64
10:14 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot 64-66
9:51 +2 Andre Drummond made hook shot, assist by Blake Griffin 66-66
9:39 +2 Aaron Gordon made dunk, assist by Nikola Vucevic 66-68
9:23 +2 Reggie Jackson made driving layup 68-68
9:05   Nikola Vucevic missed fade-away jump shot  
9:01   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
8:48   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
8:41 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 68-70
8:24   Andre Drummond missed layup  
8:20   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
8:20   Andre Drummond missed dunk  
8:18 +2 Andre Drummond made dunk 70-70
8:18   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
7:58   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:54   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
7:43   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
7:29 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot 70-72
7:13   Blake Griffin missed layup  
7:08   Offensive rebound by Bruce Brown  
7:08   Bruce Brown missed layup, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
7:02   Offensive rebound by Bruce Brown  
7:01   Bruce Brown missed layup, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
6:53 +3 D.J. Augustin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 70-75
6:34 +2 Andre Drummond made floating jump shot 72-75
6:05   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:05   Defensive rebound by Reggie Bullock  
5:51 +2 Andre Drummond made layup, assist by Reggie Bullock 74-75
5:26   Shooting foul on Bruce Brown  
5:26 +1 D.J. Augustin made 1st of 3 free throws 74-76
5:26 +1 D.J. Augustin made 2nd of 3 free throws 74-77
5:26 +1 D.J. Augustin made 3rd of 3 free throws 74-78
5:13   Reggie Bullock missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:10   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
5:05 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot 74-80
4:54   Blake Griffin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:47   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:37   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:36   Defensive rebound by Zaza Pachulia  
4:29   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
4:13   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
3:54   Out of bounds turnover on Nikola Vucevic  
3:35   Reggie Bullock missed floating jump shot  
3:32   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
3:20   Wesley Iwundu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:18   Defensive rebound by Jose Calderon  
3:11   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
3:11 +1 Bruce Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 75-80
3:11 +1 Bruce Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 76-80
2:59   Shooting foul on Zaza Pachulia  
2:59 +1 Wesley Iwundu made 1st of 2 free throws 76-81
2:59 +1 Wesley Iwundu made 2nd of 2 free throws 76-82
2:49 +2 Blake Griffin made dunk, assist by Jose Calderon 78-82
2:32   Terrence Ross missed jump shot  
2:29   Defensive rebound by Jose Calderon  
2:11   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
1:55 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot 78-85
1:31 +2 Bruce Brown made dunk, assist by Jose Calderon 80-85
1:15   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:11   Defensive rebound by Jose Calderon  
1:06   Lost ball turnover on Bruce Brown, stolen by Mo Bamba  
0:58