Griffin will stand out Monday’s game against the Cavaliers after scoring 25 points in 33 minutes from Sunday’s win over Toronto. Coach Dwane Casey does not WISh to overload Griffin as the Pistons (36-33) struggle to hang onto some playoff spot from the Eastern Conference.
Casey would like to avoid having Griffin play back-to-back games. After confronting Cleveland, the Pistons will play more games with this adventure. They’re at Portland on Saturday and see Golden State on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 7.6 rebounds.
While the Pistons sit Griffin, the Cavs could be forward Kevin Love, who is questionable with a sore back. He even took a hard fall in Saturday’s loss at Dallas.