The Detroit Pistons' 2018-19 National Basketball Association season is over.
"It was exciting. It was a lot of fun", guard Luke Kennard said.
However, Milwaukee is eager to get Brogdon back on the floor against the Celtics in large part because of his ability to excel at both ends of the floor. But they labored through the regular season given their high expectations, finishing fourth in the conference with a record of 49-33, 11 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks, who ended the regular season with the NBA's best record. The Pistons haven't won one since 2008.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon has been ruled out of Games 1 and 2 against the Boston Celtics as he continues to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, the team announced Thursday. The Bucks knocked out the Pistons with the help of the top-ranked offense in the playoffs, while the Celtics swept the Indiana Pacers thanks to the league's top-ranked defense.
The immediate goal - making the playoffs in coach Dwane Casey's first season at the helm - was accomplished.
Embiid again shook off a bad left knee and had six points and five rebounds in the first two minutes to chants of "MVP!"
That meant a meeting with the Bucks, and the Pistons were overmatched, losing the four games by a combined 95 points.
Griffin averaged 24.5 points this season. Griffin missed the first two games of the series with knee problems. After the Pistons were eliminated Monday night, he expressed his appreciation for what he and his teammates had done.
On Tuesday at team's practice facility in Auburn Hills, Griffin reflected. "I think he's getting better with games and with practices and the plan for him, for us, is to just keep getting better".
"It's an exciting time to be a fan of the Bucks, a super minority owner of the Bucks, and I'm sure the players as well, first sweep in a long time, first series win since the Ray Allen, Big Dog (Glenn Robinson) teams, Sam Cassell", Rodgers said during a locker room interview Wednesday. If it wasn't for a season-ending injury to Victor Oladipo, the Celtics might not even be here.