Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC at DETROIT PISTONS
Tuesday, Nov. 3. 7:30 p.m.
The Palace of Auburn Hills
The Orlando Magic (3-0) put their perfect regular season record on the line Tuesday when they visit the Detroit Pistons (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. ET. Although they’re not far along in the young season, the Magic have already dealt with their share of adversity. Already without Rashard Lewis, the Magic also had to overcome the absences of Vince Carter (left-ankle injury) and Mickael Pietrus (flu-like symptoms) from the lineup in Sunday’s win over the Raptors. J.J. Redick, who jumped into the starting rotation, filled in admirably, posting career highs in points (27), minutes (45), rebounds (six) and assists (five). “He really stepped up for us and played great,” Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy said of Redick following Sunday’s game. “We’ve seen it before; he did it in the playoffs last year, Game 6 at Philly. With guys out he stepped in as a starter all throughout the Boston series. I’ve said it all along, he’s a guy you can trust and count on.” Should the Magic once again be without the services of Carter and Pietrus, they’ll need another solid contribution from Redick against Detroit’s formidable backcourt. Offseason acquisition Ben Gordon has been the Pistons’ most reliable offensive weapon during their first three games. The former Bulls shooting guard has fired off 24.3 points per contest, stepping in for the injured Richard Hamilton (ankle). Point guard Rodney Stuckey ranks right behind Gordon with 15.3 ppg.
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