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Billups Lost For Season With Torn Achilles Tendon

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Chauncey Billups #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers is helped off the court after an injury during the game against the Orlando Magic on February 6, 2012 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chauncey Billups #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers is helped off the court after an injury during the game against the Orlando Magic on February 6, 2012 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left Achilles tendon during Los Angeles’ 107-102 victory over the Magic in Orlando on Monday night.

The team says an MRI on Tuesday confirmed Billups’ injury.

Billups will return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation. The Clippers say a date for surgery hasn’t been determined.

The five-time All-Star, whom the Clippers claimed off waivers in December, was averaging 14.9 points and 4.0 assists in 30.4 minutes per game this season.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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