The Rundown: Pistons blast Magic behind Bey's 51

Published March 18, 2022, 10:00 AMJC Ansis

Saddiq Bey handed in a career-high 51 points in the Pistons' win over the Magic.



Pistons 134, Magic 120

What went down

There was only one game on schedule today and it was between the worst two teams in the East, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic.

Neither team has a chance to make the playoffs this season so this matchup was all about getting their young players more reps.

The Magic ended the first quarter with a slim two-point lead. But it was in the second period and third periods when the Pistons started to pull away. Behind Saddiq Bey and Marvin Bagley III, the Pistons lead grew as high as 17, which the Magic never crawled back from.

Bey ended the game with a career-high 51 points, shooting 17-of-27 from the field. Bagley produced a double-double of 20 points and 11 boards, while Isaiah Stewart had his own with 16 and 10.

Meanwhile, the Wagner brothers (Franz and Moritz) combined for 42 points and 10 boards to lead the Magic.

Big-time baller

With the 50-ball, Bey automatically gets this recognition. The second-year forward balled out against the Magic and shot the lights out. He knocked down 10 3s and also grabbed 10 boards to give the Pistons an easy win.

By the numbers

8 — The number of 50-point games the NBA has seen in March alone. That's the most since the league had nine in December 1962.

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The Golden State Warriors suffered a bow today when news came out that Steph Curry would be out indefinitely with a left foot injury. The Dubs, who are currently 3rd in the West, are crossing fingers that Curry can indeed return before the playoffs start.