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Clippers' Caron Butler (hand) starts

Updated: May 5, 2012, 6:09 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Despite suffering a fractured left hand that was supposed to sideline him 4-6 weeks, Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler started Saturday's Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Butler, who suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand with 2:38 remaining in the third quarter of Game 1 on Sunday, saw a hand specialist on Thursday in Los Angeles and shot around with the team on Friday, wearing a brace on the hand.

"Being able to go out there and ...

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