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Old 01-29-2008, 07:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Wizards just announced that they will be without forward Caron Butler for tonight's game at Verizon Center against the Toronto Raptors.

Butler suffered a strained left hip flexor in Sunday's 105-102 overtime loss to Milwaukee. Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said Butler will probably miss tomorrow night's game in Toronto and that the team will play it by ear from there.

The Wizards have Thursday off and then play host to the Utah Jazz on Friday.

Butler is enjoying a career year, averaging 21.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals. Jordan said third-year forward/center Andray Blatche will start in place of Butler. Blatche has spent the majority of the season coming off the bench as the Wizards' backup center.
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