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Billups is banged up

From A. Sherrod Blakely:

Although it was a slightly strained right ankle that sidelined Chauncey Billups for most of the second half of Saturday's 111-99 win at Milwaukee, the 6-foot-3 point guard also was bothered by a sore right elbow.

"It was killing me when I woke up (Saturday) morning," Billups said. He is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio.

Update: ASB has the update following today's practice -- Billups is out for tomorrow's game in Grand Rapids:

He spent the bulk of Monday's practice working on the sidelines with Arnie Kander, the team's strength and conditioning coach.

"I don't think it's bad," Curry said. "Just sit him out for a few days. I think he'll be pretty good."

Curry added, "With Chauncey out, it would be (Rodney) Stuckey, (Will) Bynum, and Alex (Acker) would be the third guard."

It's bad timing for all the fans on the west side of the state hoping to see Chauncey play, but the silver lining is that Stuckey will get that much more time running the show. Curry sees the benefit in this, as well:

"I want to play Stuckey more minutes in the preseason," Curry said. "He hasn’t played those minutes. You’ve got to train your body to play 25 minutes a night in the NBA. Until he plays consistently at that pace, he’s got to learn what he needs to do to make sure his body is ready night in and night out and that’s a good testing time for him right now."