Detroit Pistons

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  • Luke Kennard
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard started in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 19 points (6-of-13 from the field), four 3-pointers, four rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes.

    Kennard lead the Pistons in scoring for the second straight game, and really seems like he's the only player capable of getting his own shot. This series is over, but if there can be one positive taken away for Detroit its that Kennard has really shown progression in his second season, and should continue to as he heads into his third.

  • Luke Kennard
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, sending Bruce Brown to the bench.

    Kennard was the only guy who was able to get his own shot in the last one, so it's possible that he could be relied on a lot in this game game with Blake Griffin ruled out.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Bucks.

    Although Griffin participated in shootaround this morning, his knee is not healthy enough for him to play. Griffin is trying everything he can to get out on the court despite an earlier report that said he would not play in the first round. Even if Griffin suits up at some point this series, the Pistons don’t stand a chance against Giannis Antetokounmpo and company. Blake’s next opportunity to play will be on Saturday.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt against the Bucks.

    Griffin had a very bulky knee brace on in a shootaround early Wednesday so he is still very much questionable for the matchup. Expect an update closer to tip-off.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee) was able to get some shots up at Wednesday morning's shootaround, though he was sporting a big brace on his left leg.

    Griffin is going to do everything in his power to get onto the court so the Pistons will at least have a fighting chance in this series. Griffin at even 50 percent is going to be better than most players, and as the only truly dynamic player on the roster he'll be shouldering a huge burden to keep Detroit from getting smoked like they did in Game 1. There were reports that Griffin might miss the entire first round, but it looks as though he's giving it his all to at least make an appearance.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin is listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 vs. the Bucks.

    Griffin's knee is giving him issues, but if the bounce-back forward can't find his way back to the court soon, the Pistons' hopes of advancing to the next round might just go up in flames.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons are holding out a flicker of hope that Blake Griffin could return and play in the first-round playoff series against the Bucks but this will be a decision made strictly by the medical staff.

    Griffin said on Sunday night that sitting out wasn’t his decision, implying that there were several other opinions that were contributing to him not playing. He indicated that his frustration level is “10” and that he wants to get back on the court. If he is able to play in the series, the schedule is favorable for Griffin to have some recovery time. Heading into Game 2, he now has seven days of rest and that could extend to 10 days on Saturday if he’s held out on Wednesday. There is reportedly no structural damage to the knee, nor does there seem to be a fear that he could do long-term damage by playing so it’s really not out of question that the All-Star forward returns at some point during the series.

    Source: Detroit Free Press

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is likely to miss the first round of the playoffs versus the Bucks.

    Griffin was clearly playing through pain in order to help will the Pistons into playoffs and the fact that he missed the first game in the series says a lot. Thon Maker should continue starting for Griffin for as long as he is out.

    Source: Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo

  • Luke Kennard
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard scored a team-high 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting, adding four rebounds, four treys and two assists in Sunday night's 86-121 loss in Game 1 against the Bucks.

    Kennard played 28 minutes off the bench and was the only Piston to show up to play against the Bucks. Kennard is considered by some to be the X-factor for the Pistons in this series and has shown effectiveness all season when given minutes. The Pistons will be looking for more of the same from Kennard going forward in the series.

  • Wayne Ellington
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Wayne Ellington was only able to contribute five points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field and added four rebounds and an assist on Sunday night.

    Ellington was only able to hit one 3-pointer as well which is very indicative of the type of night the Pistons had as a team. Ellington will need to provide better contributions from beyond the arc in order to help the Pistons in Game 2.

  • Reggie Jackson
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson scored 12 points on 6-of-14 from the field, and added five assists, a rebound and a steal on Sunday night against the Bucks.

    Jackson played 22 minutes in this one, but was run out of the gym tonight along with the rest of his teammates. There really isn't much to take away from this game for the Pistons, but it goes without saying Jackson will have to play much better than this if the Pistons hope to steal Game 2 against the Eastern Conference champions.

  • Thon Maker
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker scored four points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field and added four rebounds and a block in 22 minutes on Sunday night.

    The former top-10 pick was also 0-for-6 from downtown to round out his putrid line. The fans let him have it all night, as he had a few hard fouls against a few of the Bucks players. It goes without saying the Pistons will be hoping Blake Griffin is ready to go for Game 2 Wednesday night and the the former Buck will be able to return to his normal bench role.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Bucks after being assessed with a flagrant 2 foul.

    Drummond finished his night having scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, adding 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal. The double-double was nice, but this game was over after the first quarter, as the Bucks finished that period with a 20-point lead. The Pistons will need Drummond to keep his cool in Game 2 if they have any hopes at evening the series up.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Thon Maker
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker will start Game 1 against the Bucks on Sunday for the injured Blake Griffin (knee).

    Insert Michael Scott "it's happening" gif here, because ladies and gentlemen we get to see Thon Maker in a playoff revenge game. He unfortunately hasn't been that productive in place of Griffin this season and we wouldn't get our hopes up too high, but it's nice to dream sometimes.

    Source: Kane Pitman on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) has been ruled out for Game 1 against the Bucks.

    Wow. Griffin truly gave it his all to help get the Pistons into the playoffs. He was noticeably much worse to finish the season because of his knee injury. Coach Dwane Casey said Griffin remains day-to-day.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter