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Magic beat Pistons 102-89 to snap nine-game losing streak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic got their first win in more than three weeks thanks to major contributions from some unlikely sources.

Point guard Elfrid Payton and reserve centers Bismack Biyombo and Marreese Speights teamed up to spark the Magic to a 102-89 victory over Detroit that ended a nine-game losing streak.

Payton had 19 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, while Biyombo and Speights combined for 28 points and 18 rebounds as subs for injured starting center Nikola Vucevic.

Evan Fournier scored 17 points and Aaron Gordon had 14 for Orlando, but it was the Magic's backup centers who made the difference in the game.

''The last couple of games it's been about other guys trying to pick up the scoring load,'' Magic coach Frank Vogel said. ''Biz and Mo were both great tonight. We had our best passing game in a few weeks and it resulted in better shooting.

''And that stretch toward the end of the third quarter and into the fourth where the ball was really moving, the guys were not looking to force things and we got the payoff.''

Speights helped the Magic seize control of the game at the end of the third period and start of the fourth. He scored Orlando's last nine points in the third quarter, nailed a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter, then handed out an assist D.J. Augustin for another 3-pointer as the Magic turned a five-point deficit into an 86-73 lead.

''When you're in this league, you have to find something you're really good at and that's something I think I'm good at,'' Speights said after scoring 16 points and grabbing five rebounds. ''Now that (Vucevic) is out, I know I'm going to get the opportunity to play every night. So when you know you'll get to play, your routine can be good and you'll have confidence.''

The Pistons, who rallied successfully from double-digit deficits early in the game, never got closer than eight points in the final nine minutes of the game.

Tobias Harris scored 21 points for Detroit, which had won five of six. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Ish Smith contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

But Detroit was slow at both ends of the court in the fourth quarter. The Pistons didn't cover the 3-point line at all and Orlando punished them with five 3-pointers in the final period.

At the offensive end, Detroit hit just five of 20 shots (25 percent) and got outscored 25-16. Detroit's reserves were just 3 for 22 from the field for the game.

''We don't need everybody to have great nights, but we can't have that many guys have that bad a night and think we're going to get wins,'' Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. ''I didn't think many of the guys brought very good energy.''

TIP-INS

Pistons: PG Reggie Jackson, who had a season-high 13 assists in the win over Indiana on Tuesday, suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain in the third quarter of that game and will miss six to eight weeks. Smith has replaced him in the lineup. ... The Pistons have lost four of their last five games against Orlando.

Magic: Gordon returned to the lineup after missing the last five games and seven of the last eight. ... Mario Hezonja hit 8 of 12 3-pointers the last time Orlando played Detroit. He is 4 of 17 from behind the line in the five games since. ... The Magic were 17 of 17 from the free throw line, a franchise record for most free throws in a game without a miss.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Host San Antonio on Saturday night.

Magic: Host Miami on Saturday in a rematch of Tuesday's 107-89 Heat victory.

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Key Players
A. Drummond
0 C
E. Payton
2 PG
28.8 Min. Per Game 28.8
12.3 Pts. Per Game 12.3
6.4 Ast. Per Game 6.4
3.9 Reb. Per Game 3.9
53.4 Field Goal % 51.3
53.8 Three Point % 51.3
62.9 Free Throw % 60.0
  Team rebound 0:18
  Langston Galloway missed floating jump shot 0:19
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:30
  Team rebound 0:42
  Elfrid Payton missed layup, blocked by Andre Drummond 0:42
+ 2 Luke Kennard made jump shot, assist by Andre Drummond 0:54
  Defensive rebound by Henry Ellenson 1:04
  Jonathon Simmons missed turnaround jump shot 1:07
+ 1 Andre Drummond made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:22
+ 1 Andre Drummond made 1st of 2 free throws 1:22
  Shooting foul on Bismack Biyombo 1:22
Team Stats
Points 89 102
Field Goals 35-88 (39.8%) 37-82 (45.1%)
3-Pointers 9-23 (39.1%) 11-26 (42.3%)
Free Throws 10-14 (71.4%) 17-17 (100.0%)
Total Rebounds 48 54
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 32 39
Team 6 6
Assists 20 22
Steals 5 10
Blocks 5 3
Turnovers 15 18
Fouls 17 17
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 18 REB, 5 AST
19 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Pistons 19-15 2822231689
home team logo Magic 12-24 33172725102
Team Stats
away team logo Pistons 19-15 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Magic 12-24 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
T. Harris SF PPG RPG APG FG%
E. Payton PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Harris SF 21 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
E. Payton PG 19 PTS 8 REB 8 AST
39.8 FG% 45.1
39.1 3PT FG% 42.3
71.4 FT% 100.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Harris 35 21 3 2 1 0 2 2 8/17 2/5 3/4 0 3 27 -1
I. Smith 32 18 7 5 1 1 1 1 9/18 0/0 0/0 0 7 36 0
A. Drummond 37 17 18 5 1 3 3 4 7/16 0/0 3/4 9 9 46 -6
R. Bullock 36 13 3 3 1 0 2 2 5/7 3/5 0/0 0 3 21 -8
L. Kennard 19 8 2 0 0 0 4 2 3/8 2/4 0/0 0 2 6 -22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Harris 35 21 3 2 1 0 2 2 8/17 2/5 3/4 0 3 27 -1
I. Smith 32 18 7 5 1 1 1 1 9/18 0/0 0/0 0 7 36 0
A. Drummond 37 17 18 5 1 3 3 4 7/16 0/0 3/4 9 9 46 -6
R. Bullock 36 13 3 3 1 0 2 2 5/7 3/5 0/0 0 3 21 -8
L. Kennard 19 8 2 0 0 0 4 2 3/8 2/4 0/0 0 2 6 -22
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Johnson 24 8 4 2 1 0 1 3 2/8 1/4 3/4 0 4 16 -3
L. Galloway 15 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1/9 1/4 0/0 0 0 4 -13
A. Tolliver 23 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 1/2 0 2 6 -11
D. Buycks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +4
E. Moreland 10 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 1 3 -7
H. Ellenson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 +2
J. Leuer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Montero - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Marjanovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 89 42 20 5 5 15 17 35/88 9/23 10/14 10 32 166 -65
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Payton 39 19 8 8 1 0 2 0 6/12 1/2 6/6 1 7 42 +5
E. Fournier 32 17 3 5 2 0 3 2 6/13 3/5 2/2 0 3 29 +5
A. Gordon 30 14 7 2 0 1 5 2 6/12 2/2 0/0 1 6 21 +5
B. Biyombo 32 12 13 0 1 1 2 3 5/7 0/0 2/2 3 10 25 -1
J. Simmons 36 7 6 4 4 0 3 1 3/13 0/2 1/1 2 4 22 +4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Payton 39 19 8 8 1 0 2 0 6/12 1/2 6/6 1 7 42 +5
E. Fournier 32 17 3 5 2 0 3 2 6/13 3/5 2/2 0 3 29 +5
A. Gordon 30 14 7 2 0 1 5 2 6/12 2/2 0/0 1 6 21 +5
B. Biyombo 32 12 13 0 1 1 2 3 5/7 0/0 2/2 3 10 25 -1
J. Simmons 36 7 6 4 4 0 3 1 3/13 0/2 1/1 2 4 22 +4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Speights 15 16 5 1 0 1 0 5 5/13 2/8 4/4 2 3 24 +14
A. Afflalo 14 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 2/4 2/3 2/2 0 2 10 +10
D. Augustin 13 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 2/4 1/2 0/0 0 0 9 +12
M. Hezonja 17 4 3 0 1 0 2 2 2/4 0/2 0/0 0 3 6 +8
W. Iwundu 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 +3
S. Mack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Vucevic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 102 48 22 10 3 18 17 37/82 11/26 17/17 9 39 189 +65