Butler misses OKC game with shoulder injury
NOV 21, 2012 5:37p ET
Matt Barnes started at small forward in place of Butler.
Butler was injured during the Clippers' win, 101-80, over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. He played in the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, but was shut down after that.
“It thins us out a little bit and changes the complexion of our bench,” Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. “But we’ll work through it.”
The difficult part will be having someone with size off the Clippers’ bench to guard the Thunder's 6-foot-9 All-Star small forward Kevin Durant when Barnes needs a rest.