Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups is more likely to play in Game 3 than Game 2 of New York's playoff series against the Boston Celtics after straining his left knee in the fourth quarter of an 87-85 loss on Sunday.

"I don't know. I don't know. It's really sore today," Billups said. "We'll see what happens. We'll see how it goes."

The Knicks and Celtics resume the series on Tuesday in Boston. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni described Billups as probable for Friday's Game 3 -- the first home playoff game for New York in seven years.