Pistons' Griffin out for Game 1 in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- Blake Griffin will not play in Game 1 of the Detroit Pistons' first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

Pistons coach Dwane Casey said Griffin, who has had multiple knee surgeries in his career, was "too sore to play."

Casey said Griffin's status remains day-to-day for the remainder of the series. Griffin has been undergoing ongoing treatment to try to control the inflammation in his knee, league sources told ESPN.

"Missing Blake is a big piece," Casey said. "But it's a great experience for the young guys to come in and get that experience against a great team like Milwaukee."

Griffin played in 75 games for Detroit this season -- the most he has played since the 2013-14 season -- but missed four of the past seven games with knee soreness.

Griffin suffered a season-ending quad injury against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2016 playoffs and a season-ending toe injury in the 2017 playoffs against the Utah Jazz.

Thon Maker started in place of Griffin as he did in the regular-season finale.

The Bucks swept the Pistons in the regular season, despite Griffin's averaging 24.3 points in those four meetings.