Chauncey Billups hurt his left leg in the final minute of the New York Knicks’ 87-85 loss on Sunday night and wasn’t sure if he would be able to play in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
Billups was replaced by Anthony Carter with 51 seconds left and the game tied at 82. The point guard said doctors told him he had strained his left knee or thigh muscle.
He said he was in a lot of pain and would receive treatment before Tuesday night’s game in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series.
After Billups left, Toney Douglas hit a 3-pointer for New York, but Kevin Garnett scored on an alley-oop for Boston and Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds to play.
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