Detroit Pistons close Summer League with 79-78 win over Orlando
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Luka Garza had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held on to beat the Orlando Magic 79-78 on Monday night in the NBA Summer League.
Top draft pick Cade Cunningham did not play for Detroit, nor did Orlando’s Jalen Suggs, the No. 5 choice.
Garza, the college player of the year from Iowa who was drafted near the end of the second round, had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.
The Pistons led by three in the final seconds. Tahjere McCall and Iggy Brazdeikis missed 3-pointers for the Magic, and Yante Maten’s tip-in was inconsequential.
Hassani Gravett led Orlando with 19 points.
Garza was 8 of 16 from the field with two 3-pointers. Saben Lee had 19 points and eight assists for Detroit.