"We picked it up as the game went on," Pistons coach Dwane Casey said.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer equated the Bucks dominant performance to "built up readiness" after four days without a game.
Even when Griffin did play against the Bucks during the regular season, Milwaukee swept Detroit in the teams' four meetings.
But Milwaukee's largest lead came moments after Drummond was tossed.
Casey said that he thought the foul should've been a flagrant 1 -- which applies to unnecessary contact that isn't deemed excessive -- but said he understood that the officials were trying to control the game and set a tone.