Griffin could miss entire Bucks-Pistons series

Lula Sharp
April 15, 2019

Griffin has battled the injury for the past several weeks, getting pulled from the Pistons' second-to-last game against Memphis and missing the season finale against NY, games the Pistons needed to win - and did - to qualify for the last playoff spot.

ESPN's Malika Andrews was the first to report the news with coach Dwane Casey explaining his knee was "too sore". But like every series, this one starts all even.

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was handed a flagrant-2 foul for shoving Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo during a shot attempt in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs.

Goodwell adds that Griffin will be listed as day-to-day for the rest of the series but there is a "slim chance" he will return to game action.

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If the Pistons are to salvage any hope following their Game 1 debacle to the Bucks, they may have to do it without any help from Blake Griffin. It is unclear if he will require any sort of procedure in the off-season.

According to a news release from the team, in just his first year with the Bucks, Coach Budenholzer guided the team to the best record in the National Basketball Association, 60-22.

Griffin had a career year this season while making his sixth All-Star team, averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists while shooting 36.2 percent from 3-point range.

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