Pistons' Blake Griffin likely to miss first-round series with Bucks

Pistons' Blake Griffin likely to miss first-round series with Bucks

Drummond was given a flagrant two foul and ejected. He threw a kiss to the Fiserv Forum crowd as he was escorted off the court.

Antetokounmpo was one of seven Bucks in double figures, finishing with 24 points and 17 rebounds in 23 minutes.

George Hill had 16 points off the bench for the Bucks, who led by 27 at halftime.

Luke Kennard paced the Pistons with 21 points off the bench and Drummond had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Griffin had a career year this season while making his sixth All-Star team, averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists while shooting 36.2 percent from 3-point range.

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Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin will likely miss the entire first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a left knee injury, sources told Yahoo Sports.

It was ugly from the start for the underdog Pistons, who were crushed by Bucks, 121-86, in the opener of a first-round series. Al Horford added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Gordon Hayward had 10 points.

But the task got more hard with leading scorer Blake Griffin being ruled out of Game 1 due to a sore knee that bothered him in the waning days of the regular season, and the Bucks took full advantage of Griffin's absence.

Game 2 will be played on Wednesday in Milwaukee. "Mike Budenholzer in his first year as Head Coach of the Bucks, led the franchise to the top record in the entire National Basketball Association". Griffin played 75 games in his first full season in Detroit - his most since 2013-14 - and the organization wants to preserve his health for the long term because he's under contract until 2021-22. IN scored 29 points in the second half, and the quarter and half were both its worst of the season.

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