Detroit Pistons: 3 things we absolutely do not want to see vs. Lakers

Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz drives past Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons will take on the best team in the NBA on the second game of a back-to-back, which is probably not a recipe for victory.

The Pistons face LeBron James and the Lakers and will look to end their six-game losing streak away from home.

James has been spectacular again this year and Pistons fans wish he could give some of his fountain of youth to Blake Griffin, who has been awful.

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This brings me to the first thing I absolutely do not want to see against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Detroit Pistons: Will Blake Griffin play against the Los Angeles Lakers?

Considering the Detroit Pistons are on the second game of a road back-to-back and Blake Griffin played terribly against the Suns, let’s hope he sits against the Lakers.

It’s not just that Blake Griffin hasn’t been good, it’s that he’s been actively bad, which makes it curious that he is still playing 30 minutes a night.

I’ve outlined how the Detroit Pistons should use Griffin now that he is “untradable” and part of that is sitting him on back-to-backs.

Not only will this hopefully inject some life back into his legs, but it will give Dwane Casey the chance to use some of his younger players without the pressure to get Blake his minutes as well.

Blake Griffin has been reduced to a 3-point shooter, taking more than six of them per game but only knocking down 31 percent, which is not good.

He played one of his better games of the season against the Lakers in the last meeting but that was after a night off, which is why he should sit tonight.