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Butler's attitude rubs off on Mavericks

Updated: May 28, 2011, 4:05 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks understood that however hard he worked, forward Caron Butler probably would not be joining this team of ring-less veterans on its pursuit of an NBA title.

So they dedicated the journey to him.

"We all said when the playoffs started we wanted to do it for him," guard Jason Terry said. "And if you ask him, I'm one of the guys that told him, 'Hey, we're doing this for you this time, big boy.' I told you we'd do it and it's here now."

The rugged, ...

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