Blake Griffin of Detroit Pistons talks about losing the Dallas team on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press
DALLAS – After exploding learning social media on a perceived annoyance with Reggie Jackson, Blake Griffin said he had made a point to deal with the Detroit Speaking to Pistons Point Guard Sure, no small thing was intended.
There was no need.
Jackson said he was not at all interested in what outsiders said about him and his teammates.
"Stanley (Johnson) let me know what happened right after the game, but otherwise I can not look it up," Jackson said Friday morning.
"I really did not pay much attention to Twitter or ESPN people see the comments, but 90 percent of them will be BS so I do not care what most people say I'm likely the worst human in our team when it comes to social media. "
After the Pistons' victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, a joke Jackson interrupted a Griffin telling a Fox Sports Detroit After that, the team had to focus better and almost blew a late lead.
The television camera felt the frustration on Griffin's face and explained the team's inability to finish the final.
Jackson, who did not know Griffin's mood, joking with Griffin and the reporter.
He was also in a pose because he was probably happy that he had finally contributed to a victory after scoring seven of his 17 points in the last 6:21.
Social media burned Jackson and it became a topic of conversation with ESPN Die Heads talk on Thursday and read Griffin's thoughts when they said he was frustrated with Jackson and possibly from Detroit.
"People are making things bigger and bigger than it is or trying to do" Something is not, "Griffin said, after being 35 points in the 106-101 defeat the Pistons had scored against the Dallas Mavericks.
"We laugh and joke around and have a lot of fun, it's just that sometimes I'm fixated on something, whatever."
Just a bad timing from Jackson's side?
"It was a great comedic timing," Griffin said with a giggle.
Pistons coach Dwane Casey was pleased a player criticized the lack of focus because it's a sign of the team's best player buy-in.
The Pistons are 4-8 in games decided with three or fewer points and have lost eleven games with less than five points.
"We need more focus on final games, final quarters. I told the team right after the game because the game could have gone either way, "said Casey. "Reggie had fun afterwards, but it was a bad timing that Blake talked about ending the game, being focused, and fooling around."
It was the Pistons first look at a likely rookie of Luka Doncic and they were impressed when the Slovenian striker scored 32 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.
The only player who had much success in guarding Doncic was Stanley Johnson, who forced him to a 3-8 shooting fourth quarter.
But he still beat a step-back jumper against Johnson 1:14 behind and gave the Mavs a 104-97 lead.
"He goes both ways, he can shoot it, he can shoot it's off the jump," Johnson said. "He's doing pretty well …"
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