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Pistons’ Blake Griffin (knee) questionable to face Thunder on Friday

Blake Griffin

The Detroit Pistons are listing All-Star power forward Blake Griffin as questionable for Friday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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.

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.

However, the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic are both just a half game back of Detroit. Every game from here on out is crucial.

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.