Billups strains hamstring in first quarter vs. Magic, leaves Game 3

Updated: May 7, 2008, 8:38 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Detroit guard Chauncey Billups left the court with a strained right hamstring early in the first quarter of Game 3 of the second-round series against Orlando on Wednesday night.

The Pistons said Billups' return was questionable. He got tied up with Orlando's Jameer Nelson on a drive to the basket. Nelson's leg caught Billups', and the Pistons' All-Star fell to the court.

Billups is averaging 17.5 points in the postseason, second-best on the team.

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