In a closely contested matchup, the Orlando Magic (32-25) emerged victorious with a narrow 112-109 win against the Detroit Pistons (8-48), showcasing a balanced team effort on Saturday night.

Paolo Banchero’s clutch three-point play with 0.8 seconds remaining proved decisive, breaking the tie and sealing the win for the Magic.

Key contributions came from across the Magic roster, with all starters reaching double-digit scoring figures, including standout performances from Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner, who each contributed 14 points.

The Magic’s depth was on full display, with significant contributions coming off the bench, as three reserves chipped in with at least 12 points to bolster the team’s offensive output.

Despite a valiant effort from the Pistons, led by Cade Cunningham’s 26-point performance, Detroit fell short, extending their losing streak to five games.

Detroit’s recent acquisitions, Simone Fontecchio and Evan Fournier, made notable contributions to the team’s effort, scoring 17 and 13 points, respectively.

However, the Pistons were without center Isaiah Stewart, serving a suspension for an altercation with Phoenix Suns center Drew Eubanks, further challenging their lineup dynamics.