Wagner was ejected for a flagrant foul, while Detroiters Killian Hayes and Hamidou Diallo were ejected for their actions during a brawl in front of the Pistons’ bench.
With 34 seconds remaining in the first half, Wagner and Hayes drove an errant magic pass into the backcourt. Wagner knew Orlando would be called for a violation as soon as he touched the backcourt.
Wagner hip-checked Hayes to the Detroit bench. Start a brawl involving all players from both teams.
Hayes got up and swung his right arm to hit Wagner.
In 2004, the battle between the Pistons and the Indiana Pacers became forever known as “The Malice of the Palace” after fans got into a violent brawl.
Many Magic players can face suspension for leaving the bench area. Franz Wagner, Cole Anthony, Wendell Carter Jr., Gary Harris, Moe Bamba, RJ Hampton, Terrence Ross and Admiral Scofield were ruled out of the game after Orlando’s bench was emptied. was a player.
The Pistons won 121-101.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.