Milwaukee Bucks dominate Detroit Pistons in Game 1 - Against The Spread

Milwaukee Bucks dominate Detroit Pistons in Game 1 - Against The Spread

"If it was pain, I would easily play with pain", Griffin said following the Pistons' 121-86 loss at Fiserv Forum.

Detroit, seeded eighth in the East, missed the services of All-Star Blake Griffin, who was sidelined by a left knee injury.

Blake Griffin will remain day-to-day going into game two against Milwaukee, according to reports.

After the defeat, Griffin said he would play if it were up to him.

The Pistons started Thon Maker in Griffin's place on Sunday, and Maker finished with four points and four rebounds in 22 minutes - well short of the All-Star-level production that Griffin provides for the team.

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

The Bucks sank 15 3-pointers, just one shy of tying a playoff high, and compiled 31 assists on 44 made field goals.

Only three Pistons players scored ten or more points.

The teams play again Wednesday in Milwaukee with the series shifting to the Pistons' home floor Saturday for Game 3, giving Griffin the possibility of 10 days off if he sits out Game 2.

The Bucks opened up a 38-18 lead by the end of the first quarter thanks in part to 5-of-5 shooting in the paint. The Bucks have performed better in almost every conceivable way, and Budenholzer's schemes and coaching are behind it. Mirotic had missed the last 11 regular-season games after fracturing his left thumb on March 19 against the Los Angeles Lakers. There was a striking cohesion to Milwaukee's approach, mentality and straightforward desire to win, and even with a plethora of areas where they can improve going forward, that provided the impetus for this Game 1 mauling.

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