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LA Clippers' Austin Rivers out with a broken hand for four to six weeks

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The LA Clippers now face even more problems as they attempt to compete with the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division in the Western Conference.

The Clippers will be without Austin Rivers later today when they play against the Miami Heat, as he is out with a broken left hand.

According to Brian Windhorst and Chris Broussard of ESPN, the guard will be out for four to six weeks.

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The 23-year-old suffered the injury before he was ejected from the Clippers' loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves last Wednesday for arguing with the officials.  Initial x-rays came back negative, with Rivers saying he believed he only had a bone bruise.

He did not take part in the team's game against the Orlando Magic on Friday, and now, further tests have revealed his left hand is actually broken.

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It's more bad news for the Clippers, and more broken hand news as well, as Blake Griffin broke his hand two weeks ago. The forward has had two surgeries on his hand and is also expected to be out for four to six weeks. He was averaging 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds before he was injured.

Prior to his injury, Rivers was averaging a career-high 8.1 points off the bench and was having a good season. 

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LA Clippers
Pacific Division
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Austin Rivers
Blake Griffin

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