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Saturday, May 10, 2008
Billups won't play in Game 4 vs. Magic; rookie Stuckey starts

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups won't play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

Chauncey Billups

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Pistons coach Flip Saunders says Billups wouldn't be effective because of a sore hamstring. The All-Star strained it on Thursday after getting tied up under the basket with an Orlando player.

With Billups out, the Pistons are activating guards Lindsey Hunter and Juan Dixon. Rookie Rodney Stuckey was effective in Game 3 and started in place of Billups, who is third in career playoff scoring for the franchise.