Griffin has been battling the injury for the past weeks, retired from the Pistons' second game against Memphis and missed the season finale against New York, the games the Pistons needed to win, and they did, to qualify for the last playoff. place.
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After initially losing three games with the crooked knee, Griffin returned April 5 against Oklahoma City to score 45 points, but the knee swelled again and limited his effectiveness two nights later against Charlotte. The Pistons are concerned about what could happen in the playoff series against the Bucks, even with the possibility that Griffin has 10 days off in Game 3 on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena.
Griffin will be cataloged as day by day for the rest of the series, and a source from the league calls it "little chance" he plays this weekend. There is no structural damage to the left knee, and it is not clear if he will need any kind of minor procedure this offseason. Griffin and team doctors will decide the best course of action when the season ends.
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Griffin had a year-long career this season when he achieved his sixth All-Star team, averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 badists while shooting 36.2 percent from the 3-point range.
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