Caron Butler hopes he will be able to return during the Clippers' first round series against Memphis.

Butler sustained a broken hand in Game 1 and the original diagnosis was that he would miss four to six weeks.

"I haven't done anything with a basketball yet, but I do know that I injured it early in the third quarter and I still was able to play and be effective," Butler said. "I just knew something was wrong and I knew something wasn't feeling right. I'll go see the specialist tomorrow and see what they come up with."

Butler will see a hand specialist on Thursday.