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Caron Butler's grit sets the tone

Clippers veteran plays with broken hand, inspires teammates in Game 3 win

Updated: May 6, 2012, 8:08 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Caron Butler sat on a folding chair on the edge of the Los Angeles Clippers' practice court before the team departed for Memphis last week to open their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

He couldn't stop smiling as he looked down at the court, his sneakers and his jersey. He was finally going to play in the postseason again. The Clippers' franchise had waited six long years to get back to the playoffs, but in Butler's mind, his road back to health and the postseason ...

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