AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Point guard Brandon Jennings scored 20 points -- the fourth straight game he has reached the 20-point mark -- and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game losing streak with a 103-87 romp past the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night at The Palace.
Forward Josh Smith contributed 16 points for the Pistons (18-27), who had lost eight of their previous nine at home, while center Andre Drummond notched his Eastern Conference-high 33rd double-double with 13 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Rodney Stuckey added 13 points while surpassing 6,000 points for his career and forward Kyle Singler chipped in 12.
The Pistons held an opponent under 100 points for just the sixth time in their last 25 games. The Magic's point total was the fewest the Pistons had allowed since Chicago scored 75 points against them on Dec. 7.
Guard Victor Oladipo's 19 led the Magic (12-34), who have dropped 14 of 16 with nine consecutive road losses. Forward Tobias Harris and shooting guard Arron Afflalo had 14 points apiece.
The Pistons scored nine unanswered points during the third quarter to take control. With his team leading 61-55, Singler made a 3-pointer and then cut to the basket for a layup. Smith followed with a layup and found forward Greg Monroe for another.
Detroit nudged the lead to 18, 78-60, by the end of the quarter and was never threatened in the fourth.
Drummond nearly reached his double-double by halftime, recording 11 points and nine rebounds as the Pistons took a 53-43 lead. Detroit finished the half on a 15-7 run.
NOTES: Magic PF Jason Maxiell, an ex-Piston, started for the 13th time this season after playing in just one of the previous seven games. ... Orlando C Nikola Vucevic missed his 12th consecutive game because of a concussion. ... The Magic fell to 0-23 when getting outrebounded. ... Orlando made a 3-pointer for the 538th consecutive game. ... The Magic won the first meeting this season 109-92 on Dec. 27. The teams play once more on Feb. 5 in Orlando. ... Detroit won for the 14th time in its past 18 home games against the Magic. ... Detroit PG Chauncey Billups, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2004, was inactive for the eighth game in a row. ... Pistons coach Mo Cheeks rolled his eyes when asked if he needed to patch things up with second-year C Andre Drummond, who was taken out 11 seconds into the second half of a 116-106 loss at Dallas on Sunday. "I really am from a different era," he said. "A man took me out and I just went and sat down."