Detroit Pistons Take all the Magic out of Orlando

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Well, this game was over by halftime after the Detroit Pistons let up just nine points in the second quarter. After a rough start to the Detroit season in Toronto against the Raptors, the Pistons traveled from Toronto to Auburn Hills for the home opener.

The Pistons won 108-82.

Four of the Pistons starting-5 were in double figures tonight.

Five Pistons in total scored in double figures.

Tobais Harris is showing signs of an all-star through the first two games as well as the preseason. Harris scored 18 points and added four rebounds.

Fellow frontcourt-mate to Harris, Marcus Morris, scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Ish Smith, the backup point guard who is filling in for the injured Reggie Jackson, scored 16 points on 67% shooting and dished out eight assists.

The face of the Pistons, Andre Drummond, was his usual self. Drummond pulled down 20 rebounds and logged 12 points in yet another Double-Double for the big man.

Not to mention backup point guard Beno Udrih was able to make a difference off the bench. Udrih scored 13 points and orchestrated the offense well by adding four assists.

Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon drove the very slow Magic offense. Payton logged 15 with Gordon adding 17.

The Pistons came back to the Palace from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto with a fire lit inside of them. They were determined to play better defense after letting Jonas Valanciunas and Demar DeRozan combine for 72 points. Well, the motor city team was able to do just that.

Detroit allowed only nine points in the second quarter. Nine points. This kind of defense is almost scary similar to the 2004 Pistons team who had a streak of five games holding teams under 70 points.

At halftime the Magic were on pace to score a whopping 62 points.

Obviously, the Pistons defense was unstoppable. They forced nine turnovers on eight steals, and only let up 82 points all night, and out-rebounded Orlando by nine boards.

The Pistons offense could have been better. They turned the ball over 12 times, which has to come down in order to compete with the better teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, and the San Antonio Spurs. These teams will make you pay for giving up 12 turnovers a game because they will turn that into at least 20 points.

The Pistons are back in action this Sunday, October 30th at the Palace of Auburn Hills against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jake Carroll covers the Detroit Pistons and the NBA for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter at @carrjaco14 .

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