Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Blake Griffin could possibly miss first-round series vs. the Milwaukee Bucks

Blake Griffin could possibly miss first-round series vs. the Milwaukee Bucks

Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons looks on while playing the Memphis Grizzlies at Little Caesars Arena on April 09, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

But the task got more hard with leading scorer Blake Griffin being ruled out of Game 1 due to a sore knee that bothered him in the waning days of the regular season, and the Bucks took full advantage of Griffin's absence.

Griffin missed the last game of the regular season due to the knee complaint. There's no structural damage in the left knee, and it's unclear whether he'll need some type of minor procedure this offseason.

Griffin, 30, averaged a career-high 24.5 points, along with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 75 games this season.


The Bucks continued to suffocate the Pistons on both ends of the floor once play began in the second half, eventually raising their gaudy lead into the 40-point range around the four-minute mark of the third quarter.

It was ugly from the start for the underdog Pistons, who were crushed by Bucks, 121-86, in the opener of a first-round series.

The Milwaukee Bucks are in a prime spot to make a push toward their first NBA Championship in 48 years.

It isn't the "official" Coach of the Year award announced following the National Basketball Association playoffs, but it means something that Budenholzer was considered the top choice by his peers around the league.

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