Billups questionable for Friday

Point guard Chauncey Billups might miss the Denver Nuggets’ game

at New Orleans on Friday night because of a strained left


Billups was hurt in the second half of Denver’s win over the

Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

He underwent a precautionary MRI on Thursday that confirmed a

strain of his left adductor muscle, and the team said he was


Veteran Anthony Carter would likely get the start ahead of

rookie Ty Lawson if Billups can’t play against New Orleans.