Billups leaves game with injury

Updated: December 16, 2009, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups has left a game against the Houston Rockets with a strained left groin.

Billups, who had 15 points, came out with 9 minutes remaining in the third quarter Wednesday night. The Nuggets said he would not return.

Billups was averaging 17.5 points and 5.8 assists in 25 games this season.

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