Redick leads Orlando past Detroit 110-106

Associated Press Modified: November 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm •  Published: November 16, 2012
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Orlando Magic can shoot after all.

J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, and the Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 110-106 on Friday night.

Arron Afflalo scored 19 and Jameer Nelson added 13 points and 10 assists for Orlando, which had each of its starters score in double figures. Glen Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 boards.

"This is great for our team," Davis said. "Our young guys played really well, and Nik finished strong."

The Magic began the day averaging just 88 points a game, with only the Indiana Pacers below them. But they got 66 in the second half against the lowly Pistons.

"That's a great team win," Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn said. "The key was making stops in the second half, because that was why we were able to get so many good looks at the offensive end."

Orlando shot 55.8 percent from the floor in the second half, scoring 39 points in the fourth quarter alone.

"If you give up 39 points in a fourth quarter and 110 points in a game, you aren't going to win," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "Our offense did enough to win — you should win a game when you shoot 54 percent and score 106 points, but we didn't guard anyone."

Greg Monroe had 23 points for Detroit, which has dropped nine of its first 10 games. The Pistons were coming off a 94-76 victory at Philadelphia on Wednesday night that snapped a franchise-worst 0-8 start.

Detroit had six players score in double figures, including each of its starters. Tayshaun Prince had 18 points, Kyle Singler scored 14 and Brandon Knight contributed 10 points and 12 assists.

The teams traded baskets and the lead for most of the fourth quarter, but the Magic kept getting to the offensive boards and built a 101-97 advantage with 1:25 to go.

"As a leader, I knew I had to do more," said Davis, who finished with six offensive rebounds. "In order to win, I had to get every rebound and be in every play. I did not want to lose this game."

Jason Maxiell's three-point play made it a one-point game, and Singler hit two free throws to put Detroit up 102-101 with 47.7 seconds to go.

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