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Ian Mahinmi

Short-handed Clippers hold off Pacers comeback for 91-89 win

Clippers forward Blake Griffin watched his teammates win Tuesday night, then apologized for why he wasn't there to help.

Shortly after Los Angeles fended off a late charge for a 91-89 victory at Indiana, Griffin used his Twitter account to say he regretted being sent home after breaking his shooting hand by punching a Clippers staff member during a road trip. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which could keep him out of the Feb. 14 All-Star Game in Toronto if he is to be chosen as backup.

"A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handled myself towards someone I care about," Griffin wrote. "I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my...