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Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs Cavs for playoff push

CLEVELAND (AP) The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.

Griffin will sit out Monday's game against the Cavaliers after scoring 25 points in 33 minutes in Sunday's win over Toronto. Coach Dwane Casey doesn't want to overload Griffin as the Pistons (36-33) fight to hang on to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Casey wants to avoid having Griffin play back-to-back games. After facing Cleveland, the Pistons will play four more games on this trip. They're at Portland on Saturday and visit Golden State on Sunday.

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Leaders
Points: Blake Griffin24.7
Rebounds: Andre Drummond15.3
Assists: Blake Griffin5.4
FG%: Andre Drummond53.2%
Steals: Andre Drummond1.61
Blocks: Andre Drummond1.67
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.6 (8)
Rebounds: 43.6 (7)
Assists: 23.6 (10)
FG%: 46.9% (23)
FT%: 75.2% (3)
3P%: 34.4% (8)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.3 (23)
Rebounds: 45.3 (15)
Assists: 22.6 (26)
FG%: 44.1% (28)
FT%: 74.1% (24)
3P%: 34.8% (20)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
x-Milwaukee 52 18 .743 --
Indiana 44 26 .629 8.0
Detroit 36 33 .522 15.5
Chicago 19 52 .268 33.5
Cleveland 17 53 .243 35.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/10/2019 Henry Ellenson Waived
2/9/2019 Wayne Ellington Signed as Free Agent
2/6/2019 Svi Mykhailiuk Traded For Reggie Bullock
2/6/2019 Thon Maker Traded Part of a three-team trade
1/15/2019 Keenan Evans Waived
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