Andre Drummond led seven players in double figures with 30 points as the Pistons beat down the Magic 118-102 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Tobias Harris scored 18 points for the Pistons against his former team, and Reggie Jackson added 16 points and nine assists.
Detroit was without guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock, who were ill.
Rookie Darrun Hilliard, a second-round draft pick, made the first start of his career and scored 11 points.
The Pistons (38-34) are chasing their first postseason appearance since 2009, and they moved a game ahead of Chicago (36-34) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
Detroit is also only a percentage point behind Indiana (37-33) for seventh.
The Pistons continue their home stand Friday when they host the Hornets.
Atlanta Hawks 122, Washington Wizards 101
Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Milwaukee Brewers 104
Boston Celtics 91, Toronto Raptors 79
Detroit Pistons 118, Orlando Magic 102
New York Knicks 115, Chicago Bulls 107
Utah Jazz 89, Houston Rockets 87
Minnesota Timberwolves 113, Sacramento Kings 104
San Antonio Spurs 112, Miami Heat 88
Denver Nuggets 104, Philadelphia 76ers 103
Phoenix Suns 119, Los Angeles Lakers 107
Portland Trailblazers 109, Dallas Mavericks 103
Golden State Warriors 114, Los Angeles Clippers 98
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports