DET is led in scoring by G Rip Hamilton at 21.5 ppg; G Chauncey Billups 17.8 ppg. 7.6 asts; F Tayshaun Prince 14.6 ppg, 5.6 rebs; F Chris Webber 12.7 ppg on 56.8% FGs, 7.3 rebs; and F Rasheed Wallace 12.6 ppg, 8.2 rebs. DET averages 96.3 ppg, while allowing 92.6 ppg. The Magic average 94.3 ppg, while allowing 93.5.
DET beat the Magic 97-83 in DEC at ORL. They did not have Webber then, so they will only be tougher now, as Webber has proven to be a valuable pickup. ORL has lost 4 straight at DET, and 9 of their last 11 overall in DET. DET is a 7 1/2 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).