Tough Break For Butler

Caron Butler made a steal and jumper at the buzzer of halftime, but the Wizards forward had to leave midway through the third quarter after suffering a fractured right hand. The Racine native and NBA all-star finished with 19 points, tying Arenas for team honors. The Wizards have struggled recently to fall to the sixth-seeded position in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Washington went 1-4 on a West Coast trip and lost in heartbreaking style to Toronto on Friday night, after Michael Ruffin threw the ball away late in regulation, leading to a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Morris Peterson and a Raptors overtime victory.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel