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Butler back in Clippers' starting lineup vs Nets

Caron Butler returned to the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup Friday, starting at forward against the Brooklyn Nets after missing a game with a strained right shoulder.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Caron Butler returned to the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup Friday, starting at forward against the Brooklyn Nets after missing a game with a strained right shoulder.


Butler was hurt in the first quarter of a 92-87 victory at San Antonio on Monday and sat out a 117-111 overtime loss at Oklahoma City two nights later.


Butler is averaging 9.4 points and shooting 50 percent from 3-point range.