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Chauncey Billups is (finally) ready to play

Chauncey Billups will be on the court for the start of the Eastern Conference Finals, whenever that may be. From Joanne Gerstner of the Detroit News:

Billups, who has missed nearly three playoff games with a strained right hamstring, said Thursday he's ready to play again.

Billups practiced almost up to capacity with the team.

"It's just good to be out there," Billups said. "My full-out sprint is not where I want it to be, but it's not like I'm that fast anyways."

If the Celtics win on the road in Cleveland (I know, I know, but it could happen) on Friday, the ECF could start on Sunday. If the Celtics and Cavs play seven games, the ECF won't start until Tuesday.