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                          === Magic pound Pistons ===
 Orlando,  FL  ( - Arron  Afflalo led five Orlando scorers in
 double  figures with  23  points, as  the Magic  downed  the Detroit  Pistons,
 109-92, on Friday at Amway Center.
 Nikola  Vucevic netted 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Victor Oladipo
 donated  16 points, 11 assists and five boards to help the Magic snap a three-
 game slide.
 "I  was just being patient, really, keeping my head up coming off ball screens
 and  just reading what the defense gave me," Oladipo said. "I was just playing
 with a great pace and I just got to be consistent with it."
 Tobias Harris recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Glen
 Davis added 14 points and eight boards in the victory.
 Brandon  Jennings  paced the Pistons  with 21  points and eight assists, while
 Will  Bynum  supplied 18 points  off the bench  for Detroit, which has dropped
 three of its last four games.
 "From  the start  of the game we just couldn't get anything going offensively,
 defensively,"  Detroit  head coach Maurice  Cheeks said. "We just couldn't get
 anything going from the start."
 Detroit  trailed  by just seven,  57-50, following Andre Drummond's layup just
 over  a  minute into the  third before  Orlando used a  15-2 surge to create a
 comfortable 20-point cushion.
 Afflalo  fueled the spurt with five points, while Jason Maxiell capped it with
 a jumper for a 72-52 spread with 6:04 left in the third.
 The  Magic  carried an 85-66  lead into the  fourth quarter before cruising to
 victory over the final 12 minutes.
 Early  on,  the Pistons  pulled within  one on  Bynum's layup  just over 3 1/2
 minutes  into  the second stanza,  but Ronnie Price  buried a 3-pointer at the
 other  end  and Oladipo followed  with five  straight points to push Orlando's
 lead to 40-31 just before the midpoint of the stanza.
 The  margin hovered  around  nine for  the  remainder of  the  half, and  Josh
 Harrellson's  triple at the halftime buzzer sent Detroit into the break facing
 a 55-48 deficit.
                                   Game Notes
 Orlando  shot  52.9 percent (45-of-85) from  the floor ... The Magic outscored
 the  Pistons in the paint by a 58-48 margin ... Drummond posted a 10-point, 11
 rebound double-double for Detroit.
 12/27 23:26:52 ET