The Clippers likely will be without Eric Bledsoe Sunday. Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler practiced Saturday for the second time since he suffered a left elbow strain last week and will start Sunday when the Clippers play the New York Knicks. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said Butler actually started to feel better Wednesday and almost played in the Clippers' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler practiced Friday for the first time since last week, when he suffered a left elbow strain, and hopes to start Sunday when the team plays the New York Knicks. Butler was wearing a protective sleeve on his left elbow as he went through practice but didn't have any setbacks and went through the entire practice without restrictions. It was never getting better and it was only going to get worse so we're trying to be a little more proactive to get him as healthy as possible down the stretch."