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Meeks has big game off bench as Pistons beat Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jodie Meeks scored 34 points off the bench, shooting 9 for 11 on 3-pointers, and Andre Drummond added 17 points and 22 rebounds Tuesday night to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 109-86 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Drummond, the NBA’s No. 2 rebounder at 12.8 per game, sat out the final 14 minutes after coming within three rebounds of the league’s season high.

The Pistons (8-23) have won three straight for the first time since February last season.

Victor Oladipo led the Magic, who were also seeking a third straight win, with 16 points. Tobias Harris added 15 points and eight rebounds.

After Meeks made all six of his 3s in the second quarter and scored 20 points in the period, the Pistons opened an 18-point lead in the third. The Magic never again got the deficit under nine.

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