Chauncey Billups played in his first game since Feb. 6, scoring seven points in 19 minutes for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Vinny Del Negro said Billups would have returned "about three weeks ago," but he suffered a calf injury and then tweaked his back during a practice session. 

"He's not in game condition yet, and he's not supposed to be yet," Del Negro said. "But the minutes he's going to play I think he'll be able to handle and if he can't, then he'll tell me."