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Caron Butler has mixed return to Dallas

The former Mav got his NBA championship ring, then missed a potential game winner

Updated: February 14, 2012, 7:52 AM ET
By Rob Mahoney | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

This was Caron Butler's night.

It was his grand return to a city he once called home, the setting for a one-man ring ceremony that saw Butler finally awarded his championship spoils, and a chance to play in front of familiar fans who would cheer him without an ounce of malice or remorse.

It was Butler's chance to take center stage, and he did; Butler scored nine of the Los Angeles Clippers' 19 first-quarter points en route to a season-high (and game-high) 23. It was his ...

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