Without Four Sick Players, Magic Win Sixth Straight

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — As player after player went down with a nasty stomach bug, all the Orlando Magic could do was laugh.

Then they took the court and won anyway.

Brandon Bass scored a career-high 27 points, and Orlando overcame a stomach virus that sidelined four key players to beat the Detroit Pistons 104-91 Friday night. The Magic were without star center Dwight Howard, and Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick and Mickael Pietrus were also unavailable.

“We were just kind of relaxed. I think that was a good thing for us to be in here relaxed and kind of joking around,” Bass said. “We were all just kind of making it a little joke — that, ‘Man, we’re only going to have seven, eight players.”‘

It was actually nine players, but Ryan Anderson went down with a sprained right foot after playing less than a minute. Even so, the Magic hardly looked depleted, shooting 60 percent from the field.

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