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Pistons vs. Magic final score: Night of Swagic, Pistons win 115-89

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Brandon Jennings stars in the Return of the Swag.

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Man, this is a fun team to watch when it's clicking.

The Detroit Pistons dominated the Orlando Magic from early on, coming out of the gate playing with energy and knocking down their three point shots. They were also moving the ball well, with assists coming on nine of their 12 first quarter buckets. They took their lead as high as 16 in the first half before heading into the locker room up 10 at halftime.

But the Magic came out on fire, closing the lead to two as Detroit struggled to come up with stops. But Orlando couldn't get over that hump, thanks in a large part to Reggie Jackson shutting the door with 10 third-quarter points.

If Jackson shut the door, Brandon Jennings nailed the sucker shut. Like, used wood glue and everything. It was the return of SWAG.

Jennings was just a blast to watch with the second unit. He had the bench playing at breakneck speed, tossing between-the-legs passes and dancing back up the floor after knocking down threes. In his 18 minutes he put up 17 points, 6 assists, and finished the third quarter with this:

When the dust settled, the Pistons had seven players in double figures, 15 three point shots, 54 rebounds to Orlando's 30, and their third-highest assist total of their season at 25. Plenty of guys contributed to the Pistons win, but it's tough to contend that anyone's meant more than Jennings'.

Pistons travel to Boston for their third game against the Celtics in less than three weeks on Wednesday night.

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