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AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 16: Head Coach Lawrence Frank of the Detroit Pistons draws up plays for his team against the Orlando Magic on November 16, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

AUBURN HILLS, MI – NOVEMBER 16: Head Coach Lawrence Frank of the Detroit Pistons draws up plays for his team against the Orlando Magic on November 16, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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(AP) — The Orlando Magic have been brutal offensively the last two weeks, with their lone win being the exception.

The Magic will try to replicate that offensive showing in Wednesday night’s rematch with the Detroit Pistons, who have been inconsistent defensively.

After opening the season by averaging 108.5 points in a pair of wins and scoring 93 in a loss to a Chicago team known for being tough defensively, Orlando (3-7) has had virtually no luck scoring. The Magic have gone 1-6 in their last seven while averaging 77.3 points and 39.9 percent shooting in the defeats.

As bad as it’s looked, Orlando did manage to exhibit a legitimate NBA offense in a 110-106 win over the Pistons on Friday. J.J. Redick led the way with 23 points and Arron Afflalo scored 19 for the Magic, who shot a season-best 49.4 percent and had 66 points after halftime.

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