Butler sits vs. Knicks

NEW YORK -- Caron Butler missed the Washington Wizards' game against the Knicks on Wednesday night because of a bruised left knee.

Butler was hurt Monday night in the Wizards' 99-88 loss to Boston, in the same collision that injured Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce. Pierce has a sprained left foot.

The Wizards said Butler was day-to-day.

DeShawn Stevenson started at guard for Washington in the 107-85 loss, while Mike Miller moved into Butler's small forward spot.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report