Billups questionable vs. Hornets

DENVER -- Point guard Chauncey Billups might miss the Denver Nuggets' game at New Orleans on Friday night because of a strained left groin.

Billups was hurt in the second half of Denver's win Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.

He underwent a precautionary MRI exam Thursday that confirmed a strain of his left adductor muscle, and the team said he was day to day.

Veteran Anthony Carter likely would get the start ahead of rookie Ty Lawson if Billups can't play against the Hornets.