|Date of Birth||3/16/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'10", 250 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 1|
Griffin finished with 24 points (6-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 9-10 FT), eight assists, and six rebounds in 33 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 loss to the Warriors.
Griffin led the Pistons with 24 points Sunday, including an impressive 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. It wasn't enough, however, as they fell to the Warriors despite a gutsy effort. The loss drops the Pistons to seventh in the Eastern Conference standings, half a game back of the Nets. There is still just 3.5 games separating sixth through 10th meaning every game is crucial moving forward.
Griffin supplied 27 points (10-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, three rebounds and one steal across 35 minutes in the Pistons' 117-112 loss to the Trail Blazers on Saturday.
Griffin paced the Pistons in scoring on the night with his best shooting effort since March 10. The All-Star forward had found the net on just four of 17 occasions versus the Suns in his most recent game on Thursday, so Saturday's resurgence was an especially welcome sight. Griffin has endured an up-and-down month offensively thus far, with Saturday's tally just his fourth of more than 20 points in his last eight games. However, his work in both rebounds and assists remains relatively steady albeit somewhat depressed, as evidenced by the respective 5.7 and 5.4 figures he sported in those categories coming into the game against Portland.
Griffin had 17 points (4-17 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 7-10 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Thursday's 118-98 victory over the Suns.
Griffin returned after missing the Pistons last game due to rest. He was able to contribute across the board but finished 4-of-17 from the field including 2-of-11 from beyond the arc. Griffin's infatuation with the three-point shot has certainly impacted his efficiency, however, owners cannot really complain after what has been an impressive overall season. The Piston may think twice about resting Griffin again given their previous effort against the Cavaliers and he will hopefully be locked in for big minutes, starting with this weekend's back-to-back set.
Griffin will miss Monday's outing against the Cavaliers due to rest, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Being a second game of a back-to-back for the Pistons, the team has elected to rest their star against the second-worse team in the Eastern Conference on Monday. It's currently unknown who will start in Griffin's place Monday but teammates Thon Maker and Jon Leuer are likely candidates to either start and get increased minutes. Griffin should be good to go for the Pistons' next contest at Phoenix on Thursday.
Griffin produced 25 points (9-21 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds and three assists across 33 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Raptors on Sunday.
Griffin at least partially snapped his cold shooting streak in Sunday's win, draining half of his eight three-pointers and nine of his 21 shots from the floor overall. After going 8-31 in his last three games, Sunday's shooting was encouraging, though Griffin could still improve in that department moving forward.