Blake Griffin likely out for first round of playoffs

Blake Griffin is expected to not be available for the Detroit Pistons’ first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, there is a “slim chance” Griffin plays this weekend, meaning he will be out for at least three games. This was the same issue that caused Griffin to miss 5 of the Pistons’ last 7 games. Griffin told this to reported following the Pistons’ 121-86 blowout loss in game 1: Obviously, it’s very, very frustrating. You sacrifice your body throughout the year and play…

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April 5, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performers lake GriffinDET @ OKC 45 7 3 9-14 3-pt Stephen CurryGSW vs. CLE 40 6 7 9-12 3-pt Delon WrightMEM @ DAL 26 10 14 Triple-double Alex CarusoLAL @ LAC 32 10 5 5-7 3-pt Josh JacksonPHO vs. NOP 35 9 5 5-8 3-pt Kemba WalkerCHO vs. TOR 29 6 8 D. GallinariLAC vs. LAL 27 6 8 3 stl, 2 blk Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 22 13 9 2 stl Ray SpaldingPHO vs. NOP 21 13 0 10-13 fg Nikola VucevicORL vs. ATL 25 11 4 Yesterday’s…

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Pelicans trade Mirotic to Bucks

Finally, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a trade…for Nikola Mirotic. The team has agreed to send the flloor-spreading power forward to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for big man Jason Smith and small forward Stanley Johnson. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal also included the Pistons and will see multi second-round picks to the Pelicans.

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Andre Drummond to play against Mavericks

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond will play and get the start tonight tonight in the team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. He was placed in concussion protocol shortly thereafter, which he cleared on Thursday. Drummond is pulling in a league-leading 14.9 rebounds per game to go along with 16.3 points. Drummond had missed the two previous games for a concussion that was apparently suffered when he was inadvertently struck in the nose by the Miami Heat’s James Johnson in their game last Friday. He left that game and did not…

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