Chauncey Billups Injury Likely To Sideline Guard For Game 2 Of Celtics Vs. Knicks Series

It's looking more and more like Chauncey Billups' injury suffered in Game 1 in the Knicks' 2011 NBA Playoffs series against the Boston Celtics will keep him out of action for Tuesday's Game 2. Billups, who suffered a strained knee in the final minute of the Knicks' 87-85 loss on Sunday, is "almost out" for Game 2, according to Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni.

Via Chris Sheridan of ESPN.com:

New York Knicks guard Chauncey Billups is still listed as doubtful for Game 2 Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics, and upon being prompted, coach Mike D'Antoni went a step further and said Billups was "almost out."    

If Billups cannot play, Toney Douglas would likely start in his place, with Anthony Carter receiving more minutes. Douglas is traditionally used as a spark off the bench, but he did hit a pivotal shot to put the Knicks up three in the closing minute on Sunday.

The Knicks and Celtics will play at 7 p.m. on TNT on Tuesday night.

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