Billups ready to bounce back after painful playoffs

Updated: November 9, 2006, 2:15 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | Special to ESPN.com

Sometimes, the losses hang with you, like a persistent, nagging cough. The really gruesome ones follow you into the yard, the shower, to the dry cleaners, past the shelf where the NBA Finals MVP trophy and the championship photographs sit. Once they permeate your dreams, you realize you have no choice other than to turn on the DVD player and relive the whole mess all over again.

"That's what I did," Detroit guard Chauncey Billups said. "I put in Game 6 [of the 2006 Eastern Conference finals] ...

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