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Blake Griffin in concussion protocol, won’t return Tuesday vs. Warriors

Pistons PF was smacked in the face by rookie James Wiseman and won’t be back for the second half.

Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons smiles during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 26, 2020 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images

Detroit Pistons PF Blake Griffin is in concussion protocol after being smacked in the face by Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman. Griffin will not return to Tuesday’s game and Saddiq Bey started the second half in his place. Griffin returned to the lineup after resting on Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Griffin will finish Tuesday’s game with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 17 minutes. Bey already has 11 points off the bench and should get a ton of run in the second half. This is also a boost for Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee, potentially long-term if Griffin is sidelined.