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Tobias Harris scores 22 points and Magic use big 4th quarter to outlast Pistons 99-87

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ORLANDO, Florida — Tobias Harris had 22 points and nine rebounds, Nik Vucevic added 18 points and the Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 99-87 Friday night.

The Magic never trailed and built a 19-point, first-half lead. The Pistons closed within a point in the third quarter, but the Magic countered each time with their own spurts.

PHOTO: Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) dribbles past Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball preseason game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) dribbles past Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball preseason game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

They outscored the Pistons 23-13 in the final period and finished the night 9 for 20 from the 3-point line.

Greg Monroe led Detroit with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Prior to tip-off Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy's received a sustained cheer from Magic fans in his first time coaching at the Amway Center since he was fired by Orlando after the 2011-2012 season.

The Magic play Philadelphia on Saturday in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when the Pistons are in Atlanta.

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