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Blake Griffin to miss three weeks, but that's good news to Clippers

Blake Griffin to miss three weeks, but that's good news to Clippers

Doc Rivers hardly sounded like someone who had just lost one of his best players for an extended stretch amid perhaps the toughest part of his team's schedule. Instead, the Clippers coach seemed almost carefree Monday evening when he met with reporters after learning that forward Blake Griffin would be sidelined for at least three weeks after having a staph infection surgically removed from his right elbow. "The panic is outside the locker room," Rivers said before his team's 115-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center, "it's not inside the locker room." Rivers recounted how his 2009-10 Boston Celtics were widely counted out...

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