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SportBlake Griffin injury update: Pistons star (knee) to miss all of Bucks series, report says

16:16  15 april  2019
16:16  15 april  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Bucks not feeling any extra pressure as No. 1 seed in NBA playoffs

Bucks not feeling any extra pressure as No. 1 seed in NBA playoffs The Milwaukee Bucks are in unfamiliar territory with home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. Surely being the favorite in the Eastern Conference brings some heightened anxiety. “The playoffs bring pressure," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. "Now is the time when you’ve got to execute defensively and offensively. "There’s no 'two weeks from now we need to get better' or 'a month from now.' Every team feels that pressure, the sense of the playoffs. I think our guys are excited about that and the coaching staff the same.” The Bucks open the postseason against the Detroit Pistons at 6 p.m.

Detroit Pistons ' Blake Griffin taciturn when discussing his sore left knee after practice Saturday, April 13, 2019. He missed the season finale at the New York Knicks, the night the Pistons clinched a playoff spot. Griffin , 30, was an All- Star and averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per

Meanwhile, Pistons star Blake Griffin is day-to-day. SCHEDULE: Bucks - Pistons first round series . Mirotic was hampered by a calf injury when he arrived in Injuries are certainly a factor for the Bucks going into the postseason, but the sore left knee of Detroit all- star Blake Griffin 's knee is clouding

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Pistons star Blake Griffin, who sat out Detroit's NBA playoff loss Sunday to the Bucks with a sore left knee, isn't expected to play at all in the first round Eastern Conference series, Yahoo Sports reported early Monday, citing unidentified sources.

Given that the top-seeded Bucks blasted the eighth-seeded Pistons, 121-86, to open the series, it's not a stretch to say that if the report is accurate, then it looks likely that Griffin's standout season is over.

Griffin, 30, has battled the sprained knee for several weeks, and it was so bothersome that he didn't play in Detroit's regular-season finale, a game the Pistons had to win to reach the playoffs for only the second time in a decade.

Griffin (knee) ruled out for Pistons-Bucks Game 1

Griffin (knee) ruled out for Pistons-Bucks Game 1 Pistons star Blake Griffin is out for Game 1 between the Pistons and Bucks, Dwane Casey said. 

Griffin suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe. Clippers forward Blake Griffin , right, shoots against Jazz forward Joe Johnson, left, in the second quarter of Game 3 of their Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jonas

Blake Griffin (sore knee ) likely to return soon to Detroit Pistons lineup — he's desperately needed Detroit Pistons All- Star Blake Griffin is seated on the bench with teammates during Wednesday Griffin has missed three straight games with a sore left knee . He is listed as questionable for Friday's

Because the knee has no structural damage, he'll be listed as day to day for the remainder of the Bucks series, with Yahoo Sports' source saying there's a "slim chance" he could play on the weekend in Detroit.

The teams play again Wednesday in Milwaukee with the series shifting to the Pistons' home floor Saturday for Game 3, giving Griffin the possibility of 10 days off if he sits out Game 2.

Griffin, who appeared in his sixth All-Star Game this season, had a career year: 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game and shooting 36.2 percent from 3-point range.

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Griffin (knee) ruled out for Pistons-Bucks Game 1

Griffin (knee) ruled out for Pistons-Bucks Game 1 Pistons star Blake Griffin is out for Game 1 between the Pistons and Bucks, Dwane Casey said. 

Blake Griffin has been limited by a sore left knee for the past couple of weeks but the extent of the It’s a blow to the Pistons , who will be missing their leading scorer and vocal leader in their first Griffin had been listed as questionable on the injury report for the past couple of days, but Casey

Detroit Pistons ' coach Dwane Casey updates the media on Blake Griffin 's status leading into the playoff series vs. the Bucks . Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press.

Blake Griffin injury update: Pistons star (knee) to miss all of Bucks series, report says

Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons' new arena.
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game — in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need everything." The Milwaukee-Detroit matchup is one of two series shifting sites Saturday. Houston and Utah will also play Game 3 in Salt Lake City. There are a couple Game 4s on tap as well: Philadelphia at Brooklyn, and Denver at San Antonio.

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