Pistons fall to Magic despite balanced effort

Pistons fall to Magic despite balanced effort

Published Oct. 20, 2013 8:48 p.m. ET

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- E'Twaun Moore had 14 points in 30 minutes, and the Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 87-86 on Sunday night.

Orlando led by as many as 23, but Detroit's starting unit closed the gap late in the preseason game.

Tobias Harris, who sat out the Magic's previous two games, scored 13 points and connected on all three of his 3-point attempts. But he left late in the third quarter with soreness in his left ankle and did not return.

The Magic closed the first half with a 20-5 run.

Greg Monroe led Detroit with 19 points. Andre Drummond had 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Josh Smith (13), Peyton Siva (12) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (11) also scored double digits for the Pistons.