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Former UConn Forward Out Of NBA Playoffs After Breaking Bone In Hand

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Caron Butler (Barry Gossage/National Basketball/Getty Images)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler is likely out for the rest of the playoffs after breaking his left hand in Game 1 against Memphis.

The team said Monday that Butler is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks after getting hurt late in the third quarter of the Clippers’ 99-98 win Sunday night.

He broke the fifth metacarpal in his left hand and an X-ray taken at the arena during the game confirmed the injury.

Butler scored 12 points in the game.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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