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Cavs guard Parker returns after missing 12 games

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CLEVELAND (AP)

Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker is in the starting lineup for Cleveland's game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night after missing 12 games because of a lower back strain.

Parker, playing for the first time since Jan. 29, is averaging six points in 18 games.

Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal missed his second straight game with a sprained left wrist. He remained in Boston and will be examined by doctors Wednesday.

Forward Brandon Bass, who has missed the last six games with a sore left knee, and center Chris Wilcox, who didn't play in the final game before the All-Star break because of a strained right adductor, are both available for Boston.

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