Magic fend off Pistons

Dwight Howard dropped 22 points to go with 12 rebounds for a double-double Friday, leading the Orlando Magic in a 110-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Orlando failed to cover the 13-point spread, while the 211 points sailed OVER the posted total of 192.

Jameer Nelson and Matt Barnes tossed in 18 points apiece in the win for the Magic.

Charlie Villanueva collected a game-high 28 points in a losing effort for the Pistons.