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Bucks Sweep Pistons: Blake Griffin Checks Out to Standing Ovation & MVP Chants

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The Pistons season came to an end Monday night as the Milwaukee Bucks took Game 4 127-104 and swept the first-round series.

A playoff run was the goal for the Pistons, and last year, when they made a blockbuster trade that brought Blake Griffin and his five-year, $171.2 million contract to Detroit, they put everything on the line in an effort to get there.

The 2018-19 season was a return to form for Griffin. He averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 75 appearances for the Pistons. He also continued to show off his improved scoring range.

Entering this year, Griffin had 191 made three-pointers over his first nine seasons. He connected on 189 threes in 2018-19 alone and shot 36.2 percent from beyond the arc.

The way he reinvented his game should’ve led to a more glorious ending. Instead, the end result is a huge letdown, for him and Detroit. The Pistons never came close in this series, and Griffin wasn’t even able to play at full health, missing the first two games with a knee injury before playing through the pain in Game 3 and 4.

In true sports warrior fashion, Blake Griffin who fouled out near the closing of Game 4, received a standing ovation and MVP chants from the Pistons fans. He was visibly hurt and still played through the pain. In a league where players frequently rest due to load management, Griffin has won over every fan.

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