Pistons' Griffin out for Game 1 in Milwaukee

15 April, 2019, 07:55 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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But the task got more hard with leading scorer Blake Griffin being ruled out of Game 1 due to a sore knee that bothered him in the waning days of the regular season, and the Bucks took full advantage of Griffin's absence.

With Giannis leading the way, the Bucks did whatever they wanted on the offensive end, scoring all but four of their baskets either in the paint or behind the 3-point line. Reggie Jackson also had 12 points. He blew a kiss to the Fiserv Forum crowd as he was escorted off the court.

The Greek Freak ended Game 1 with 24 points and 17 rebounds, but the most important figure of all was his playing time - less than 24 minutes as he sat the final three minutes of the third and the entire fourth quarter.

Going up against the best team in the National Basketball Association was always going to be a tough ask, but the Pistons didn't put up enough fight to even fill fans with hope. But we have to get up to their speed of the game.

"It was great", Khris Middleton said of the Bucks' defensive performance.


Detroit shot 34% in the half (18 of 53) and made just 3 of 14 3-point attempts. His team made a huge jump in every possible respect from last season; their win total went from 44 to 60, they have the no. 1 ranked defense after finishing 15th last season, and their offense is statistically the best in the league, an improvement from their middle-of-the-road status last season. Giannis spun through the lane in the opening minutes to register his first points and the relentless assault on the rim just went on and on.

Griffin was issued a technical foul for protesting Drummond's ejection.

"I think it was a flagrant but I don't think Andre deserved to be out the rest of the game", Griffin said.

Milwaukee Bucks' head coach Mike Budenholzer has his troops marching into the 2019 NBA Playoffs a confident bunch.

Griffin played in 75 games for Detroit this season - the most he has played since the 2013-14 season - but missed four of the past seven games with knee soreness. The Bucks' 70 points were the second-most in a first half in franchise history. They scored 77 against Philadelphia in the Eastern Division semifinals in March 1970.

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