NEW YORK (AP/CBS) — The New York Knicks say Chauncey Billups is questionable for Game 3 of their playoff series with a strained left knee and Amare Stoudemire is day-to-day with a back injury.

Both players had MRI exams Wednesday while the team took a day off following two losses to the Boston Celtics. Billups’ test confirmed a strained tendon, which forced him to miss Game 2 after he was hurt on a drive to the basket near the end of the series opener.

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Stoudemire was hurt while dunking during pregame warm ups Tuesday. He played most of the first half before leaving for good with back spasms, and his MRI confirmed a pulled muscle.

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Game 3 is Friday at Madison Square Garden. The Celtics lead the series 2-0.

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