Game day info: Limiting turnovers will be key for Detroit Pistons vs. Magic

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28: Andre Drummond
ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28: Andre Drummond /

The Detroit Pistons look to get back on the right track in Orlando against the Magic. This is the second game of their current four-game road trip.

The Detroit Pistons look to improve upon some things today in Orlando against the Magic.

Well, there’s really not anyway that can be worse than what they were on Friday night.

They lost 125-88 to the Indiana Pacers to start their four-game road trip. They played so poorly that Dwane Casey personally apologized to the fan base in his postgame press conference.

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The players held a team meeting after Friday night’s loss as well.

Today’s match-up is not as daunting. The Orlando Magic have lost four out of their last five games and are 1.5 games behind the Pistons for the eighth seed in the eastern conference.

In all reality, this is a team that the Pistons should take care of.

They have the talent in their starting five to outmatch what Orlando has to offer.

However, the brand of basketball they’ve been playing lately is not one that will get you very many wins. That even goes for teams that might inferior.

The Pistons have been averaging over 20 turnovers a game.

The last time these two teams met, the Pistons bench exploded in the fourth quarter of the game to help propel them to a victory on the road.

That win at the time helped get them back on track after losing five straight games.

Hopefully, today can have the same kind of result for the Detroit Pistons.

Injury Report

The Pistons have been working through injuries all season. Today they might get one of their contributors back for today’s game.

Glen Robinson III (ankle) is probable for today’s game. The Pistons are still without Ish Smith (groin) who they miss dearly right now.

Their back-up point guard will be out for a couple more weeks.

Henry Ellenson (ankle) is still day-to-day for the Pistons.

The Orlando Magic are dealing with some of their own injuries as well. Melvin Frazier (personal) is day-to-day and Timofey Mozgov (knee) is out for the Magic.

Next. Dwane Casey is not the problem in this equation. dark

Game day Information:

  • TV: Fox Sports Detroit
  • Radio: 97.1 FM (Pistons radio affiliates)
  • When: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Orlando, FL)