Some Help For The Hibachi

Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison are expected to return to the lineup Friday for the Washington Wizards, who have struggled without two of their top three stars.Butler has missed three games – all losses – with back spasms. Jamison has missed 12 with a sprained left knee; the Wizards went 4-8 without him.

If both play Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards could have their entire roster healthy for the first time this season.

“They practiced well,” coach Eddie Jordan said. “Without anything happening overnight, they should be ready to play.”