Gordon, Fultz lead Magic to 116-112 OT win over Pistons

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 13, 2020 11:47 AM
Gordon, Fultz lead Magic to 116-112 OT win over Pistons
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) drives to the basket in front of Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored 25 points and Markelle Fultz added 21 as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 116-112 in overtime on Wednesday night.

Gordon, who also had nine rebounds and nine assists, hit consecutive 3-point shots late in he fourth quarter to help Orlando erase a seven-point deficit.

A 3-pointer by Nikola Vucevic gave Orlando a three-point lead with 5.5 seconds left before Detroit's Reggie Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Christian Wood had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who rallied from a 22-point deficit but lost for the 11th time in 13 games.

The Pistons fell behind 47-25 after committing nine turnovers in the first quarter. But Wood and Markieff Morris scored 11 points apiece to help Detroit outscore the Magic 30-12 over the final seven minutes of the first half.

Tony Snell's 3-pointer pulled the Pistons even, 75-75, with 5:30 left in the third quarter. Orlando regained a six-point lead by the end of the period, but the Magic missed their first 11 shots of the fourth quarter.

Three-pointers by Svi Mykhailiuk, Jackson and Morris gave the Pistons nine straight points, and Jackson's jumper with 5:25 left gave Detroit a 98-91 lead.

Gordon scored eight straight points to help Orlando erase that deficit in the final 3 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Derrick Rose played 17 minutes and shot 1 for 13 after missing five games with a hip injury. ... F Luke Kennard (knee) and G Khyri Thomas (foot surgery) are hopeful of returning after the All-Star break.

Magic: C Mo Bambo had the flu and did not play. ... G D.J. Augustin (knee) expects to play after the All-Star break. ... At 24-31, the Magic are one game better than last season after 55 games.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Play at home against Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Magic: Play at home against Dallas on Friday, Feb. 21.

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