It is Game Day 32 and tonight Detroit visit the Amway for part two with the Orlando Magic. This Magic team are aiming to build on a three game win streak as we head towards the All-Star break.
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The tip time is shown on the NBA app and Orlando Magic website as being a 12:00 midnight here in the UK (7pm Eastern for our friends in Orlando).
THE MATCH UP
Game Day 31 saw us play the Pistons and this was the preview post here. There is in all honesty little change.
HEAD-TO-HEAD – THE DETROIT PISTONS
This will be the second meeting of the season. On Sunday night Orlando took the win over Detroit, by 96-105.
Last season the series was tied 1-1. Orlando won 112-116 in overtime in the Amway on February 12th 2020. The Magic lost in November in Detroit by 88-103. The third game of the series in Detroit during March 2020 was a victim of the NBA hiatus.
Over recent years Orlando have normally taken the home court games as a win. The Magic have won 7 of the last 8 games in the Amway. The Pistons have won 5 of the last 6 matchups in Detroit.
The all time regular season head to head of 113 games sees the Pistons leading 49-64.
Of the 19 games in the playoffs the record is again in the Pistons favour by 7-12. The Pistons took 3 of the 4 series play
THE MAGIC NUMBERS
EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDING – 12th
SEASON RECORD – 13-18
HOME RECORD – 8-8
ROAD RECORD – 5-10
RECORD LEADING AFTER THE FIRST QUARTER – 6-2
WHEN LEADING AT HALF TIME – 11-2
AND WHEN LEADING GOING INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER – 9-1
RECORD WHEN SCORING LESS THAN 100 POINTS – 1-11
WHEN SCORING MORE THAN 100 POINTS – 12-7
WHEN SCORING 110 POINTS OR MORE – 8-2
AND WHEN SCORING 120 POINTS OR MORE – 5-0
RECORD WHEN CONCEDING 100 POINTS OR LESS – 5-1
WHEN CONCEDING 110 POINTS OR LESS – 8-4
AND WHEN CONCEDING 120 POINTS OR LESS – 12-11
RECORD WHEN CONCEDING 120 POINTS OR MORE – 2-7
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY – 20 – GAME DAY 7 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT – 42 – GAME DAY 9 HOUSTON ROCKETS
HIGHEST POINTS SCORED THIS SEASON – 130 – GAME DAY 2 VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS
LEAST POINTS SCORED THIS SEASON – 84 – GAME DAY 14 NEW YORK KNICKS
MOST POINTS CONCEDED THIS SEASON – 132 – GAME DAY 9 HOUSTON ROCKETS
LEAST POINTS CONCEDED THIS SEASON – 83 – GAME DAY 7 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
KEYS TO THE GAME AS DETROIT VISIT THE AMWAY FOR PART TWO
As before, no change. Take a look at the previous preview post here for the full view.
Hopefully tonight we get the same result but with more excitement!