AUBURN HILLS, MI – J.J. Redick scored 17 points and Dwight Howard overcame free-throw problems to put up 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic beat the struggling Detroit
Pistons 91-86 Sunday night.
The victory means Orlando's Stan Van Gundy will coach the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game Feb. 14 in Arlington, Texas.
The Magic clinched the second-best record in the East through January, behind Cleveland. Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is not eligible for the honor this season because he coached the East in last year's game.
Rodney Stuckey had 18 points and Tayshaun Prince added 16 for Detroit, which lost its fifth straight.