Griffin likely to miss entire 1st round

Griffin likely to miss entire 1st round

Heading into Game 2, Griffin would have had ten days off but the team fears the left knee could swell up again as it did during his earlier in the season when he played after resting three games.

ESPN's Malika Andrews was the first to report the news with coach Dwane Casey explaining his knee was "too sore".

The Milwaukee Bucks star showed everyone why Shaquille O'Neal passed him the "Superman" nickname, as he took flight from just a little over the free throw line in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons.

Without Griffin, the Pistons were no match for the top-seeded Bucks in Game 1 on Sunday night, losing 121-86 at Fiserv Forum.

"Griffin will be listed as day to day for the remainder of the series, with a league source calling it a "slim chance" he plays this weekend", Goodwill reported.

With the game clearly in hand, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer turned to his end of bench players to put on the finishing touches of their dominant win to log the third-highest margin of a playoff victory in franchise history as Ben Golliver of the Washington Post noted after the game. It is unclear if he will require any sort of procedure in the off-season.

The Bucks are a much better basketball team than the Pistons.

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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