April 22, 2019, 11:53 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond double-doubled with 15 points and 12 rebounds in addition to three assists and one steal in Monday's series finale vs. the Bucks.
Drummond made just 7-of-16 field goals as he was blocked at the rim multiple times and struggled to drop it in even when he wasn't. Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't make it easy on him tonight, but Drummond did have a strong season that shouldn't be forgotten as next season's fantasy drafts roll around.
April 22, 2019, 11:45 pmLuke KennardG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard came off the bench on Monday night and scored just 11 points with one triple in 32 minutes.
Kennard had a pair of four-trey games to start the series, but he was mostly invisible in this one. There's still reason for optimism when Kennard enters his third season with the Pistons, especially if he can secure a consistant starting role.
April 22, 2019, 11:32 pmLangston GallowayG, Detroit Pistons
Langston Galloway was very active as he compiled 10 points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and two threes in 32 minutes off the bench on Monday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Pistons alive.
Galloway's spark helped the Pistons hold the lead for majority of the game, but the Bucks eventually outplayed them to complete the series sweep. He'll be back with the Pistons and likely won't be much more than an occasional threes streamer in standard leagues once again.
April 22, 2019, 7:27 pmBlake GriffinF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is active for Monday's Game 4 against the Bucks, as expected.
Griffin was listed as probable but there was pretty much zero doubt about whether or not he'd play with Detroit facing elimination. We'll see if they can extend this series tonight, even with their best player clearly working at less than 100 percent health.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 21, 2019, 5:36 pmBlake GriffinF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Bucks.
Griffin returned for Game 3, Detroit's first home playoff game in three years, and looks good to go for Game 4. It's unlikely to help Detroit as the Bucks have been in full control of this series from the tip.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 20, 2019, 10:52 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond finished with a double-double in Saturday's 119-103 Game 4 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 12 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 30 minutes of action.
Despite the all-around stellar game from Drummond, he was a bit limited by foul trouble tonight. His efforts were put to waste as the Pistons drop a game at home and are now down 3-0 heading into their next matchup against the Bucks. With how things are shaping up, this looks like it will be a four-game sweep regardless if Drummond and Blake Griffin put up their usual numbers.
April 20, 2019, 10:48 pmBlake GriffinPF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) started in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 27 points (10-of-24 from the field), two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals in 31 minutes.
Griffin played despite the previous reports that he'll miss the first round because of knee soreness that has been bothering him even before the playoffs started. He wanted to help out his squad but his team decided to not show up in a crucial match that made the Pistons fall 3-0 against the surging Bucks. Even with him back in the fold, Detroit went down by as much as 22 points in the third quarter on their home floor. The Bucks are obviously in control of the series and are looking to close it out in their next bout.
April 20, 2019, 10:42 pmLuke KennardG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard played 37 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Bucks, finishing with 9 points (4-of-9 from the field), seven rebounds and two assists.
It was weird to see a 3-point specialist not even attempt a single shot from beyond the arc. The Pistons need every support they could get outside Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond if they want to avoid a sweep from the Bucks. If Kennard continues to play like this, then it's easy to say that their next game will be their last for the year.
April 20, 2019, 10:37 pmWayne EllingtonG, Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington was able to contribute 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field and added five rebounds, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Saturday night.
Even with Blake Griffin back in the fold, there was only so much the Pistons could do against a team like the Bucks who have their identity this season. Ellington was reliable with his threes tonight but he could only do so much with how Milwaukee was getting any bucket they want.
April 20, 2019, 10:37 pmReggie JacksonG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson scored 15 points on 6-of-15 from the field, added eight assists, six rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on Saturday night against the Bucks.
Jackson tried to be effective in the matchup against the Bucks tonight but to no avail. The Pistons fall 3-0 to Milwaukee despite Blake Griffin being available to play. Detroit needs more production out of Jackson and to also outplay Eric Bledsoe if they don't want to get swept in their next home game.
April 20, 2019, 7:16 pmBlake GriffinF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) will play in Game 3 on Saturday.
Griffin missed the first two games of the series and the Pistons got worked in both games. It's not too surprising that Griffin is active for the team's first home playoff game since 2015-16.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 20, 2019, 6:26 pmBlake GriffinF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is feeling "much, much better" according to coach Dwane Casey and is will go through warmups to determine his status for Saturday's game.
Detroit has not been able to make the first two games of this series competitive and it would make sense for them to let him give it a go for the home crowd. Either way, the Bucks look to be in total control of this series.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 8:39 pmBlake GriffinF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s Game 3 vs. the Bucks.
Griffin has already missed the first two games against Milwaukee. Detroit hasn’t been very competitive without him and they’ll need the big man if they hope to even up the series at home. Thon Maker would likely get another start if Griffin isn’t able to play.
Source: NBA INjury Report
April 17, 2019, 10:45 pmReggie JacksonG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson did what he could in Wednesday's 99-120 loss to the Bucks, scoring 18 points (7-of-16 from the field) to go with eight assists, three rebounds and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes of action.
Jackson was able to play better than he did in Game 1, but it did little to stop the freight train that is this Milwaukee Bucks team. Jackson and the Pistons will have to really out-perform what they have thus far if they are to take a game in this series.
April 17, 2019, 10:31 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond finished with a double-double in a Game 2 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 18 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks.
The Bucks are torturing Drummond in this series as he has a total plus-minus of minus-77 in his two games against them. With Blake Griffin's potential return looking less likely with every loss, the Bucks are going to continue to throw everything at Drummond in what will likely be a four game sweep.