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Monty Williams apologizes for foul

Updated: March 27, 2012, 7:46 AM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams said before Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers that he sent Clippers forward Blake Griffin an apologetic text after Jason Smith leveled him to the ground in last week's game between the two teams.

Williams, in his second season as the Hornets' coach, texted Griffin on Friday, waiting until the day after Smith hit him to earn a two-game suspension for the buzz to die down, he said. Smith sat out Monday's game -- which ...

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