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REPORT: Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin out vs. Heat

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The Detroit Pistons will be without the services of Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin for Tuesday night’s road game against the Miami Heat, according to a report from Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press.

Rose has been dealing with a right hamstring injury, though he did manage to play in Monday night’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The former No. 1 overall pick logged 20 minutes. However, he struggled to find a rhythm from the floor, scoring six points on 3-of-13 shooting from the field. With Tuesday’s game being the second of a back-to-back set, the Bulls are giving him the night off. As a result, Tim Frazier and Langston Galloway will likely see an increase in their workloads.

Like Rose, the Pistons are likely being cautious with Griffin’s ailment. The All-Star forward has dealt with a left hamstring injury through the early stages of this season, but he looked strong in his season debut against the Timberwolves on Monday. In 24 minutes of action, he racked up 19 points with seven rebounds, six assists, and one three-pointer.

With Griffin out for Tuesday’s game, the Pistons will likely give Markieff Morris the starting nod at the power forward position. Christian Wood could see an uptick in his usage rate as well.

Tuesday night’s Pistons-Heat game is set to tip inside AmericanAirlines Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET. Miami will be looking to build on their 3-0 record at home.