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Griffin misses Pistons' win-and-in finale

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Cary Erickson | 14 April, 2019, 10:00

In Charlotte, Kemba Walker scored 43 points in what may be his final game with the Hornets, a loss to Orlando that eliminated the hosts from playoff contention.

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in a slump as they've lost eight of their last 11 games, but they will be looking to cap off a forgettable season with a third straight victory after last night's 96-86 road win at Chicago.

The Pistons (41-41) finished in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and they will face the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.

The Pistons need this win to secure a playoff berth, but they've fallen into a hole at the wrong time and it could cost them the season.

Ross's points tally included a red-hot spell from three-point distance, with the 28-year-old small forward making six of 10 attempts from three-point range.

Take a look below at the first round matchups you'll see when the postseason begins on Saturday, April 13.

U.S. Forces: 3 Ft. Devens-Based Marines Killed, Afghan Contractor Wounded
A contractor was also reported killed, but the military said Tuesday that the man, an Afghan citizen, survived with injuries. New York City officials say Slutman was the fourth FDNY member to die while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2003.

Griffin has been the focal point of the Detroit offense, averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game this season.

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for as Oklahoma City Thunder visit: Before last night's game, Adam McGee previewed the Bucks' meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder for their final game of the regular season.

According to PlayoffStatus.com, only the Brooklyn Nets or Orlando Magic can finish as the No. 6 seed.

Terrence Ross had a season-high 35 points, Aaron Gordon added 27 and the Magic clinched the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will face the Toronto Raptors in the first round. For instance, Reggie Jackson, Langston Galloway and Jon Leuer all come off the books after next season.

In San Antonio, LaMarcus Aldridge had 34 points and 16 rebounds and the Spurs beat Dallas in Dirk Nowitzki's final game.

Walt Lemon Jr. scored 20 points to lead the Bulls.