Pistons’ Blake Griffin could miss entire Bucks series due to injury
The eighth-seeded Pistons are coming off on the wrong end of a stampede, 121-86, courtesy of the Bucks Sunday night. They were already without Griffin who’s experiencing swelling in his knee.
The All-Star power forward had a resurgent regular season, averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game while shooting 46% from the field and 36% from downtown — the second-best mark of his career.
Griffin has dealt with this issue on his left knee for several weeks already. It has become a serious concern despite the star having more than a week to recuperate before the team heads back to Detroit for Game 3.
According to Goodwill, the Oklahoma product will be considered day-to-day moving forward. The silver lining out of this report is that Griffin’s knee has no structural damage and an offseason procedure may not be necessary.
Sans their best player, the Pistons will heavily rely on center Andre Drummond. The seven-foot behemoth has been a 20-20 monster all season long, but it’ll require more of such games from Drummond if the Pistons hope to weather the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Bucks.
After a string of injury-plagued years, Griffin has managed to stay relatively healthy in the 2018-19 regular season, suiting up in 75 games. Unfortunately, the injury simply occurred at such a terrible time.