Game day info: Detroit Pistons travel to Orlando in must-win game

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 2: Blake Griffin
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 2: Blake Griffin /

The Detroit Pistons have lost five straight and now play a young Orlando Magic team tonight on the road. They can’t afford to lose another game like this.

Is it fair to say that the Detroit Pistons are looking at a must-win game this early in the season? It is considering they have lost five games in a row.

The Orlando Magic host Detroit after winning a very exciting game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Magic are 4-6 on the season. They have a lot of young players they’re developing and are obviously building for the future.

Aaron Gordon and Mo Bamba are their centerpieces. Gordon is 23 and Bamba is just 20 years old. Those will be two guys to watch tonight.

The Magic also have another solid player in their front court. Nicola Vucevic is averaging 17 points and ten rebounds a game early on this season.

The Detroit Pistons have been carried by Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. They combined for 49 points and 39 rebounds in Monday’s loss to the Miami Heat.

Their biggest problem has been their shooting and bench production. They rank toward the bottom of the league in field goal percentage (28) and three-point field goal percentage (29).

Injury Report

The Detroit Pistons are currently missing a couple players in their back court. They happen to be their best three-point shooters from last season.

Reggie Bullock is questionable for tonight’s game against the Magic. He tweaked his ankle last week against the Brooklyn Nets and has missed their last two games.

Luke Kennard is still out with a shoulder injury that he suffered October 26 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was expected to be out for at least two weeks.

The Orlando Magic are facing some injury problems as well. Evan Fournier is questionable for tonight’s game due to an ankle injury.

Next. The Detroit Pistons need more from Reggie Jackson. dark

He hit the game-winning shot against the Cavaliers in their last game.

The Magic will be without Timofey Mozgov (knee) and Jonathan Isaac (ankle) for tonight’s game.

Game day Information:

  • TV: Fox Sports Detroit
  • Radio: 97.1 FM (Pistons radio affiliates)
  • When: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Amway Arena (Orlando, FL)

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