Pistons-Magic Preview 11-21-12

(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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