The only game on the Thursday NBA schedule will feature a matchup between the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic from the Amway Center. The Pistons (18-51) are looking to snap a four-game losing streak and rank 29th in the league in scoring (103.5 ppg). On Tuesday, Detroit was outscored by 12 points during the fourth quarter of a 105-98 road loss against Miami.
Detroit F Jerami Grant tallied a team-high 22 points on 8-for-20 shooting and pulled down four boards. Isaiah Livers added 16 points and six rebounds off the bench for the Pistons.
The Orlando Magic have dropped 25 of their first 33 home games and own the second worst overall record in the league. On Tuesday, Orlando had no answer for Kyrie Irving (60 points) during an ugly 150-108 home loss versus Brooklyn. The Magic (18-52) surrendered 86 points in the first half and allowed the Nets to shoot 60 percent from the field.
Cole Anthony led Orlando with 19 points to go along with seven assists and four rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. added 18 points and seven rebounds in a losing effort for the Magic.