Pistons’ Blake Griffin (knee) questionable to face Thunder on Friday
Griffin is dealing with soreness in his left knee and has missed the Pistons’ last three games.
Detroit has gone 1-2 without its best player during the previous three games.
Here's a new one: Svi Mykhailiuk (left index finger fracture) is OUT.
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) April 4, 2019
The Pistons are fighting for their playoff lives. The team is 39-39 on the season, which is good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Blake Griffin has been nothing short of spectacular this season for the Pistons. The six-time All-Star is averaging 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game and shooting 46.3 percent from the floor, 35.8 percent from the 3-point line and 74.9 percent from the charity stripe.
Head coach Dwane Casey says Griffin worked out recently before a game and just didn’t feel comfortable. Since the high-flyer has an extensive injury history, Detroit is playing it safe with Blake.
After Friday’s game against the Thunder, the Pistons have three games left in the regular-season.
Detroit needs its star back as soon as possible if they want to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.