Chauncey Billups Doubtful, “Almost Out” vs. Celtics

by April 19, 2011

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Knicks guard Chauncey Billups will most likely miss Tuesday’s Game 2 against the Boston Celtics. Billups is still listed as doubtful, so there is a chance he will play. The chances, however, are slim to none. From NESN: “Chauncey Billups is ‘almost out’ for Game 2 against the Celtics, according to his coach. That means we’re going to see a lot of Toney Douglas on Tuesday night. Douglas may be young and relatively inexperienced, but he’s got a couple feathers under his cap. He’s already hit one big shot in this series — the go-ahead 3 that put the Knicks up 85-82 in Game 1 — and he’ll be dying to hit another. Anthony Carter will also see some time at the backup point. Suddenly, the forgotten throw-in from the Carmelo Anthony trade becomes relevant. Interesting. The Knicks wanted to win one of two up in Boston. They may have missed their best chance. They’ve proven they can compete with the vaunted Celtics, but just competing isn’t enough. Can they get a win? The Knicks will likely be without Billups this time, as the point guard recovers from a strained left knee. The Celtics will definitely be without a Finals MVP of their own, as Shaquille O’Neal’s calf injury continues to bog him down.”