NBA Scores: Saddiq Bey Drops 51 In Pistons Win Over Magic

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The Detroit Pistons (19-51) took on the Orlando Magic (18-53) as the only game in the NBA during the Thursday slate. It was the Pistons who came out on top with 134-120 being the final score.

Early on, the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons both put up huge scoring numbers with Orlando holding a 39-37 lead at the end of the first quarter. Detroit outscored the Magic by a 13-point margin in the second period to create separation and never looked back.

Saddiq Bey led the way with a staggering 51 points while shooting 17-27 FG (63.0%), 10-14 3P (71.4%), and 7-10 FT (70.0%) with nine rebounds, and four assists. Marvin Bagley III also chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds in this one.

Both of these teams are in the midst of a rebuild and have intriguing young players to be excited about. However, they were without some of their main young players in this one.

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Cade Cunningham and Jalen Suggs were both initially considered questionable to play in this game but were later ruled out as tipoff approached.

With Jerami Grant ruled out and Cade Cunningham later being ruled out, too, there was a significant opportunity for players like Saddiq Bey and Marvin Bagley III.

For the Magic, they looked to feature Franz Wagner, Cole Anthony, and Mo Bamba as some of their key starters with Wendell Carter Jr. and Suggs sidelined.

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