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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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BREAKING : Blake Griffin’s Game 4 status revealed

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If the Detroit Pistons want to have any chance of winning a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, they will need another big game from Blake Griffin.

According to reports, Griffin has been upgraded to probable for Game 4.

Nation, will the Pistons get a win or will their season end on Monday?

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Blake Griffin has message for Pistons’ fans who were booing Andre Drummond

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If you happened to tune in for Saturday’s Eastern Conference Playoff game between the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks, you were probably hoping to see max effort from the home team.

Though it can be tough to judge whether or not a player is giving his all, it was pretty obvious that Andre Drummond was giving less than 100% on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the first half.

At halftime, former Pistons’ legend Chauncey Billups called out Drummond for his lack of effort.

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During the game, many Pistons’ fans in attendance could be heard booing Drummond and making comments about his lack of effort.

Following the game, Pistons’ forward Blake Griffin, who had 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, had a message for the fans who were booing Drummond.

Nation, does Griffin have a point or is this just a case of a teammate standing up for a teammate regardless of the true story?

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Detroit Pistons match NBA record in Game 3 loss to Bucks

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The Detroit Pistons are one loss away from setting an NBA record they would rather not have.

With their loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena, the Pistons have now dropped 13-straight playoff games, tying the New York Knicks for the longest playoff losing streak in NBA history.

Game 4 will be at Little Caesars Arena on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

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