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Pistons vs. Magic GameThread: Game Time, TV, Odds, and More

Tonight's the night! ... that the Pistons play another game

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons have lost 18 games in a row with an NBA record losing streak firmly in site. The Pistons face the surging Orlando Magic tonight on the road. Detroit is also now down its starting center, Jalen Duren, who suffered an ankle sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for at least two weeks. That means Detroit’s starting lineup will once again look different. Backup center Marvin Bagley has been absent recently with his own injury issues, and that opens up the very real possibility that the Pistons will start James Wiseman tonight. Either that or the lineup goes small with Isaiah Stewart at center. I’m personally hoping for the latter, and that might be true even if Marvin Bagley is able to suit up, as it puts Detroit’s best defensive center option on the floor and could allow Detroit’s Ausar Thompson a path back into the starting unit and maximize his strengths as a cutter and multi-positional defender.

Game Vitals

When: 7 p.m. ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +11.5

Projected Lineup

Detroit Pistons (2-19)

Cade Cunnigham, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart

Orlando Magic (14-7)

Anthony Black, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Goga Bitadze