Chauncey Billups (knee) will play

DENVER -- Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups will play against Dallas after missing a game with a strained left knee.

Billups was injured during the first quarter of Denver's loss to Houston on Monday night. He was sidelined for the Nuggets' loss at Golden State on Wednesday night.

Billups is averaging 16.2 points and 5.3 assists in 39 games this season.

The Nuggets hosted the Mavericks on Thursday night.