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Caron Butler to miss 2nd straight game

Updated: November 12, 2010, 1:29 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Caron Butler will miss a second consecutive game with back spasms, but the Dallas Mavericks will have star Dirk Nowitzki in the lineup for Friday night's home game against the Philadelphia 76ers despite suffering a sprained right ankle two nights ago.

"He's OK," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Friday morning of Nowitzki, who twisted the ankle late in the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies before returning later in the game. "He's expected to play."

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