Gordon says he wants to play and the team appealed the decision to the league. ... PG D.J. Augustin was the only Magic player to score more than four points in the first half. ... The Magic started the game 3 for 13 from the field, including 0 for 6 on 3-pointers. ... Rookie Jonathan Isaac had two blocks in the first minute of the game and didn't get another the rest of the game.
"Everybody played great defensively all night long," said Gordon, who limited Pistons star Blake Griffin to 5-of-14 shooting and just 12 points. "That was one of the few times that we listened to a game plan. It's good when it comes together and everybody's on the same page. You come out with a win."