Drummond helps Pistons beat Magic 103-96
Thursday Nov 08, 2018 12:00am
(ORLANDO) – Detroit Center Andre Drummond has expanded his offensive game dramatically. Drummond had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 103-96 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Drummond hit 10 of 16 shots, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter, and nailed both free throw attempts. He scored 19 points in the first half, then set picks and chased down offensive rebounds for teammates in the final two periods. Detroit rallied from a 15-point first quarter and 11-point third quarter deficits to keep within tracking distance of the Magic. After allowing Orlando to pull to 94-93 with 2:58 left in the game, Detroit ran off nine straight points to seal their first win on this six-game trip. Langston Galloway added 12 points and 6 rebounds for Detroit in the win. Evan Fournier led Orlando with 27 points. D.J. Augustin had 16 points while Aaron Gordon had 15 points.
Andre Drummond goes up for two points against Orlando (photo courtesy of Kevin Klement/USA Today Sports)