Knicks without Billups; Mavs without Stojakovic
Knicks guard Chauncey Billups was to miss a sixth straight game
and Mavericks forward Peja Stojakovic a second straight because of
Billups has a problem with his left thigh. He shot before the
game and coach Mike D’Antoni declared him ”close,” saying he
could return Sunday. The team is hoping he can practice
Stojakovic has stiffness in his neck.