Howard-less Magic roll over Pistons
Orlando, FL – Jason Richardson scored 22 points, J.J. Redick had 20 and the Orlando Magic rolled to a 119-89 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night despite missing the biggest piece of their team.
The Magic set a season-high in points scored without the services of center Dwight Howard, who sat out with back spasms.
Jameer Nelson added 18 points and nine assists while Glen Davis went for 16 points and 16 rebounds to pick up some of the slack in Howard's absence. The Magic won their second straight on the heels of a five-game losing streak.
Tayshaun Prince had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pistons, who have lost three in a row to start a four-game road trip.