Without All-Star Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons were no match for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of their first-round series between the two teams.
On the road, the eighth-seeded Pistons lost by 35 to the team with the best record in the league at Fiserv Forum.
Looking ahead to Game 2, things don't seem to be looking very bright.
According to Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill, All-Star Blake Griffin is likely to miss all of the first round series against the league's top seed in the Milwaukee Bucks.
Griffin had been battling a left knee injury for the past few weeks. He had to be pulled from a game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the team's penultimate regular season game. He went on to miss the Pistons' season finale against the New York Knicks, a contest the team needed to win to qualify for the postseason.
Vincent Goodwill's report further states that the Griffin would be listed as day-to-day for the remainder of the series.
Heading into Game 2, Griffin would have had ten days off but the team fears the left knee could swell up again as it did during his earlier in the season when he played after resting three games.
Despite the team's must-win scenario in the season finale, Griffin has been a huge catalyst behind the Pistons successful season. With a career-high points average of 24.5 points along with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists, he led the team to 41 wins and their first postseason appearance since 2016.