Magic's Howard sits out against Pistons

April 3, 2012

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Orlando Magic will be missing two key players, including Dwight Howard, for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

The Magic, who have lost three straight, will be missing their two leading scorers -- Howard and Ryan Anderson. Howard sat out his second straight game with back spasms, while Anderson is out after spraining his ankle in Sunday's loss to Denver.

Howard and Anderson had each played in 52 of Orlando's 53 games before Tuesday. Howard averages 20.9 points, 14.5 rebounds and two blocks per game, while Anderson adds 16.1 points and 7.5 rebounds.

Detroit was also missing its leadings scorer, as Rodney Stuckey remained sidelined with a sore hamstring.