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2019 Schedule
41-41, 3rd in Central

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Giannis said that any frustration he showed during the game came from his body hurting. He said he thinks Mike Budenholzer has done a good job limiting his minutes.

Giannis swats Maker's shot back to Detroit (0:30)

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The Bucks defeat the Pistons 120-99 and head to Detroit with a 2-0 lead in the series. While Blake Griffin hasn't played a second of this series, he picked up his second technical foul tonight -- tying Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley for the most techs this postseason.

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Blake Griffin gets a technical foul (again) from the bench. He was also issued a tech in Game 1.

Giannis flushes dunk over Maker (0:19)
Bledsoe drops no-look dime for Middleton 3 (0:23)

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Before the game, Dwane Casey stressed the importance of a strong first quarter for the Pistons. In Game 1, the Pistons trailed by 20 after one. In game 2 today, the Pistons trail by just 11. Shooting just 5-of-16 from 3 is hurting them.

Rodgers, Patrick in Milwaukee for Bucks' Game 2 (0:19)

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Blake Griffin is listed as inactive for the Pistons game 2 against the Bucks.

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Dwane Casey says a decision hasn't been made on whether or not Blake Griffin is a go for Game 2 against the Bucks. Casey says the medical staff will evaluate him between now and tip off. "I want him to play, Blake wants to play, but it's about how his body feels," Casey said.

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With Griffin sidelined, Pistons routed by Bucks

Without Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons were no match for the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, as the Bucks breezed to a 121-86 victory in Game 1 of their NBA playoff series.

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Bucks roll past Pistons 121-86 in series opener

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night.

Drummond gets tossed for shoving Giannis (1:03)

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Things have gotten chippy early in these playoff series. According to ESPN's Stats and Information, three players have now been ejected so far this postseason (Durant, Beverley and Drummond). Three players were ejected from a game in the entire 2018 postseason.

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Andre Drummond has been ejected after a hard foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the first half against Detroit. Per @ESPNStatsInfo Giannis is the third Bucks player with a 1st half double-double in the last 20 seasons, joining Scott Williams vs ORL on in 2001 and Ersan Ilyasova in 2010.

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Giannis just clunked his head against the court after a pretty hard foul from Thon Maker. Giannis appeared momentarily shaken, but got up quickly and appears to be okay.

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Nikola Mirotic, who has missed nearly a month with a fractured thumb, checks in for the Bucks to start the second quarter. Before the game, Budenholzer said he would play a limited role tonight. He has tape on his thumb.

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Blake Griffin is out for Game 1 between the Pistons and Bucks, Dwane Casey said. He is still day-to-day but he is "too sore to play" in Sunday's game.

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Nikola Mirotic will play (barring any mishap in warm ups) in Game 1 against the Pistons tonight. While Mike Budenholzer didn't offer a specific minutes restriction number, he did say that Mirotic "won't play a lot." "He will play pretty limited minutes," Budenholzer said.

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Blake Griffin is listed as questionable with left knee soreness for Game 1 between the Pistons and Bucks.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game107.025th
Rebounds Per Game45.018th
Assists Per Game22.526th
Points Allowed107.37th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-194141.500
2017-183943.476
2016-173745.451
2015-164438.537
2014-153250.390