Butler's out; Beaubois starts

LOS ANGELES – Even with the return of Shawn Marion, the Dallas Mavericks don’t have their full starting five.

Caron Butler isn’t playing Monday due to a right hip flexor strain. Rookie Rodrigue Beaubois replaced Butler in the starting lineup.

Butler would be able to play with the injury if this were a playoff game, but the Mavs opted to rest him for precautionary reasons.

Beaubois has recently fallen out of rotation, but the kid dropped 40 on the Warriors the last time he got significant minutes in California. Consider that a warning for the Clippers.