Just before halftime, with the Pistons up 19, Wagner chased a loose ball in the backcourt with Hayes when he knocked Hayes onto the Pistons’ bench.
Diallo quickly ran up and pushed Wagner from behind, causing Hayes to lift himself up.
A pair of Pistons assistants appeared to cover Wagner while the others got into a massive altercation in the corner of the court. rice field. Wagner was eventually helped to put his leg back together and left the court.
After a lengthy review, officials ejected Wagner, Hayes and Diallo. Wagner committed two Fragrant fouls, which caused automatic ejections, and his two Pistons players were rated technical fouls on him.
The league will look into the incident and likely issue further penalties in the next few days. was given. Mosley, he said, was just trying to get to Wagner.
“Mo Wagner was still on the bench below everyone,” Mosley said. Via Bally Sports“That said, Markell. [Fultz] I was clearly trying to help Mo Wagner, so it was my responsibility to keep the players out of trouble.
Pistons head coach Dwayne Casey wasn’t happy with how many people from the Magic’s bench were involved in the incident.
“What upset me was the fact that my understanding of the rules escalated when I left the bench and got into an argument,” Casey said. Via Bally Sports.
“My thing is that there were words that didn’t make the situation worse, words said by players and coaches…to make sure they didn’t send anyone off. [other than Moe Wagner], I have to go back and explain… that’s where the bad things start. It could have been worse. I don’t think they were making things worse. “
Wagner had seven points and four rebounds in 13 minutes with the Magic. Hayes had five points and three assists in 16 minutes, while Diallo had 11 points and five rebounds off the bench.
The Pistons maintained a 64-47 lead at halftime. They led all the rest and easily put away the Magic to claim a 20-point victory.
Franz Wagner led Orlando in a 19-point loss, and Wendell Carter Jr. finished off the bench with 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Alec Burks led Detroit with 32 points off the bench while shooting 6/7 from behind the arc. Sadiq Bey also had 28 points and eight rebounds off the bench. With this win, the Pistons snapped a six-game losing skid.