MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Nick Young is expected to start in place of injured small forward Caron Butler when the Clippers play Game 2 of a Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Clippers lead the series, 1-0.
Young has been effective off the bench.
He was especially good in that role Sunday, when he scored a team-high 19 points and hit three consecutive three-point shots late in the fourth quarter to help his team complete an improbable 99-98 comeback win after trailing by as many as 27 points.
He had a big role for us in Game 1 and hes going to have a bigger role now that Caron is out, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said Tuesday.
Though Young is expected to start in place of Butler, who suffered a fractured left hand Sunday and is expected to be out four to six weeks, its not clear if Young will play all of the nearly 30 minutes per game Butler averaged during the regular season.
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