Pistons' Griffin out for Game 1 in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks' Mike Budenholzer Named

Griffin has been hobbled by a sore left knee for much of the last month, missing four of the final seven regular-season games and sitting out Game 1 on Sunday, as Milwaukee pasted Detroit 121-86 in the series opener.

Griffin has battled the ailment for the last several weeks and missed the must-win season finale against the New York Knicks last week.

The series shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Saturday and Game 4 the following Monday.

Pistons Andre Drummond was ejected after being given a Flagrant 2 foul in his team's National Basketball Association playoffs first-round Game 1 loss to the Bucks on Sunday.

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There was hope that he'd be ready to go on Sunday, but prior to the game coach Dwane Casey made it known that, while still day-to-day, Griffin would not play in Game 1.

"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.

Budenholzer led the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record this season, leading Milwaukee to its best season in almost 40 years.

The report adds there is no structural damage in the knee, although it's unclear if Griffin will need a minor procedure this offseason. Griffin and team doctors will decide the best course of action when the season concludes.

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