Posted April 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The Detroit Pistons took advantage of the absence of Orlando's top three scorers last week to extend the Magic's misery, but they won't be catching them quite so short-handed this time. Even if Orlando isn't completely at full strength, it may finally at least have everyone on the same page. Coming off their first win in nearly two weeks, the Magic will have Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson - and perhaps Ryan Anderson - back Monday night as they try to avoid a fourth straight loss to the visiting Pistons. Orlando (33-23) didn't have Howard, Nelson or Anderson in Tuesday's 102-95 loss at Detroit - its fourth straight - but rock bottom came two days later. Following Stan Van Gundy's Thursday morning revelation that he knew Howard had asked management to fire him, the Magic looked disjointed and disinterested that night in a 96-80 loss to New York. The team spent the next two days doing damage control, and while Saturday's 88-82 win at Philadelphia was hardly a thing of beauty - Orl...
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