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Banchero leads Orlando against Detroit after 42-point outing

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Detroit Pistons (2-19, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (14-7, third in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando hosts the Detroit Pistons after Paolo Banchero scored 42 points in the Orlando Magic’s 121-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Magic have gone 9-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando is 6-6 against opponents with a winning record.

The Pistons are 2-11 in Eastern Conference play. Detroit has a 0-2 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Magic’s 10.2 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.8 fewer made shots on average than the 11.0 per game the Pistons allow. The Pistons average 108.8 points per game, 1.7 fewer than the 110.5 the Magic allow.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Anthony is scoring 15.4 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 22.7 points and 5.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Isaiah Stewart is scoring 11.0 points per game and averaging 7.1 rebounds for the Pistons. Cade Cunningham is averaging 21.6 points and 4.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 8-2, averaging 120.5 points, 42.2 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 7.7 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points per game.

Pistons: 0-10, averaging 107.8 points, 44.1 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: day to day (ankle), Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Wendell Carter Jr.: out (hand).

Pistons: Joe Harris: day to day (shoulder), Monte Morris: out (quad).

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