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Blake Griffin: No issues with Reggie Jackson following ill-timed photobomb

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You’d definitely have to excuse Pistons star Blake Griffin at being frustrated.

It was evident in his post-game interview following a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in which he described his team’s lack of focus and inability to finish games. Right then, guard Reggie Jackson decided to photobomb the interview, not knowing the serious tone of Griffin’s comments and was subsequently roasted on social media and even in the national media.

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But Griffin insists there isn’t a problem between the two of them, and that he made a point to talk to Jackson later on.

“I really don’t pay attention to Twitter like that or ESPN that much,” “Griffin said. “People see the comments, but 90 percent of it will be B.S. so I don’t pay attention to what most people say. I’m probably the worst person on our team when it comes to social media.”

Jackson brushed off any controversy, saying he hadn’t checked what anyone had said about his poorly timed photobomb.

“Stanley (Johnson) let me know what happened right after the game, but other than that, I ain’t checking,” Jackson said.

“People always make things bigger than it is or try to make it something it’s not,” Griffin said after scoring 35 points in the Pistons’ 106-101 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

“We laugh and joke around all the time, and have a good time. It was just that sometimes I’m locked on something. It’s whatever.”

Head coach Dwane Casey, who is trying to bring the winning culture he helped build with the Toronto Raptors to the Pistons, also chimed in.

“We need to have more focus in closing games, closing quarters. I said it to the team right after the game because that game could have went either way,” Casey said. “Reggie was having fun after the fact, but it was bad timing that Blake was talking about closing games, being focused and he’s goofing around.”

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BREAKING: Pistons’ forward Blake Griffin’s Game 2 status revealed

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In Game 1, the Detroit Pistons were without their best player Blake Griffin and they were blown out by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Well, if the Pistons want to steal a game in Milwaukee before heading back to Detroit, they will have to do so without Griffin as he has been ruled OUT for Wednesday night’s game.

Nation, do the Pistons even stand a chance tonight? What is your score prediction?

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Casey: Griffin trying to convince medical staff he can play

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The report that Detroit Pistons fans were dreading came out this morning – star forward Blake Griffin is likely to miss the entire first round of the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks. Of course, that comes on the heels of a Game 1 blowout loss to the Bucks in which the team was thoroughly embarrassed in nearly every facet.

Despite this, according to Pistons writer Keith Langlois, Griffin still wants to be out on the floor despite a nagging knee injury.

“If it was my decision, I would’ve played,” Griffin told ESPN after Game 1.

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Things went from bad to worse for the Detroit Pistons.

Already overwhelmed by the relentless attack of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe, center Andre Drummond took out his frustration on Giannis Antetokounmpo, shoving the Greek Freak to the floor as he was going for a layup.

Drummond was hit with a flagrant-2 foul and thrown from the game. Additionally, the inactive Blake Griffin was given a technical for arguing the call.

Pistons beat writer Rod Beard had this observation:

Ouch.

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It was an ugly scene at Little Caesars Arena during the first half of Tuesday night’s game between the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies. The fact that Memphis was missing eight regulars from their lineup didn’t stop the players on the floor from building a staggering 22 point lead over Detroit, leading to a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance.

However, the Pistons were able to mount a comeback for a dramatic 100-93 victory to inch closer to the Eastern Conference’s playoff spot. Pistons center Andre Drummond had himself a good second half, with a renewed effort on the defensive end.

“I made a decision to start trapping in the second half,” Drummond explained. “I told (assistant) coach Sweeney – ‘I think we need to blitz them and make them speed up the game a little…..we made them play our game, we made them pick the pace up and they weren’t ready for it.”

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LOOK: Pistons’ Andre Drummond gets bent out of shape following tweet by Fox 2 reporter

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The Detroit Pistons were easily handled on Sunday by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. This does not come as much of a surprise as the Pistons were without their best player, Blake Griffin, and they were playing against a Bucks team that led the entire NBA in wins.

Late in the game Pistons’ center Andre Drummond was ejected after shoving Giannis Antetokounmpo and being assessed a Flagrant 2 foul.

When Drummond was asked about how tough it was not to be able to finish the game because of his Flagrant 2, he replied, “I got to shower early.”

As you can see from above Jennifer Hammond of Fox 2 tweeted out Drummond’s comment, which she has every right to do. (In fact, it is part of her job)

Well, when Drummond caught wind of Hammond tweeting out WHAT HE SAID, he was clearly offended.

“See you Wednesday, Jennifer… have the same energy. I’ve been good to you my whole career and you want to turn the knife when we as a team is having a rough night! All good, @DetroitPistons we aren’t dead it’s only game one, let’s turn things around on Wednesday!”

Jennifer Hammond is a class act and she has always been a class act. If Andre Drummond does not want his comments to be reported, then he needs to refrain from saying them. Or at least, choose his words wisely.

 

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