Bucks send Pistons to 12th straight playoff loss

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo falls to the floor after being fouled by Detroit Pistons' Thon Maker during the first half of Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo falls to the floor after being fouled by Detroit Pistons' Thon Maker during the first half of Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee.

The Bucks jumped all over the Pistons early in Game 1 and never looked back from their 20-point lead at the end of the first quarter.

With one win down, there's now just 15 more to go for the Milwaukee Bucks. Heading into Game 2 against the Detroit Pistons, that's the mindset the Bucks need to take on. There's a chance Griffin (knee injury) could make his series debut Wednesday night, but even if he does, the Pistons will have their work cut out for them against the Bucks.

Despite that, Pistons coach Dwane Casey didn't rule out Griffin returning for Wednesday's game, saying "We'll find out" when asked whether Griffin would play. He also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. Pat Connaughton came off the bench to collect 18 points and nine rebounds.

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Luke Kennard scored 19 points and Reggie Jackson added 18 points for Detroit.

In the second half alone, Antetokounmpo put forth a stat line of 16 points, six rebounds and two assists as the Bucks outscored the Pistons by 22 points to run away with yet another convincing win.

After a blowout loss in Game 1, the Pistons showed a lot more fight today, grinding their way to an unlikely half-time lead against the Bucks.

The Bucks have gone 33-8 in home games.

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