Pistons clamp down on D to beat Magic 89-78 - WNEM TV 5

Pistons clamp down on D to beat Magic 89-78

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Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame some early foul trouble in an impressive defensive effort against Dwight Howard and Orlando, beating the Magic 89-78 on Monday night.

Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points apiece for the Pistons, who have won two in a row after losing their first three games of the season.

Howard had 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals before fouling out with 2:46 remaining on an illegal screen.

Orlando (4-2) was playing a night after rallying to beat Toronto, but the Magic were outplayed by Detroit in the second half.

Orlando shot 44 percent from the field and 8 of 22 from 3-point range.

Hedo Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson each scored 13 points for the Magic.

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