It has been said that Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin could miss the entire first round of the playoffs due to a left knee injury. Despite this fact, the six-time All-Star has been asking Detroit’s medical staff to let him play, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.
Dwane Casey says Blake Griffin is lobbying to play but decision is in hands of medical team— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) April 15, 2019
Griffin was held out of Detroit’s regular-season finale, a 115-89 victory over the New York Knicks, and also missed three straights games in late March and early April. In light of his injury, head coach Dwane Casey elected to keep the star forward sidelined for Sunday’s playoff-opener against the Milwaukee Bucks.
With Griffin out of commission, the Pistons were simply over-matched. In fact, Detroit was blown out in Game 1, 121-86. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the charge for Milwaukee, scoring 24 points and a whopping 17 rebounds.