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Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin (ankle) to miss at least one week

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Mar 30, 2018 11:56 AM ET

Blake Griffin had an MRI on his ankle injury on Thursday night.

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will miss at least one week after an MRI revealed he a bone bruise on his right ankle, the team announced today. He missed last night's game against the Washington Wizards due to the injury.

The first-year Piston has played less than 30 minutes in each of the last two games.

Detroit has won five of its last six games, including last night's win against the Wizards. They trail Milwaukee by 4 1/2 games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Since being traded to Detroit mid-season, Griffin is averaging 19.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per contest while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. If the Pistons miss the playoffs, it would mark the first time in his career that Griffin has not played int he postseason. His last six playoff appearances all came with the LA Clippers.

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