Pistons star Blake Griffin out vs. Bucks in Game 2
Griffin is still dealing with left knee pain. The high-flyer didn’t play in Game 1. The Pistons got blown out by a final score of 121-86 in Game 1 without Griffin.
Blake Griffin is listed as inactive for the Pistons game 2 against the Bucks.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 17, 2019
There’s a belief around the league Griffin won’t be able to play in this series for the Pistons. If that’s the case, Detroit is going to get swept by the Bucks.
You have to feel bad for Griffin right now. He had a tremendous regular season for the Pistons. The All-Star averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Griffin’s stellar regular season is the main reason Detroit made the playoffs for the first time since 2016. This knee issue Griffin is dealing with forced him to miss four out of the last seven games of the season.
Detroit just doesn’t have enough talent on the roster to compete with the Bucks. Heck, even if Griffin was healthy, the Bucks would still be heavily favored to sweep the Pistons. With that being said, Griffin might be better suited to just sit out the playoffs and get his body right for 2019-20.