Billups has successful surgery on torn Achilles

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups underwent successful surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon on Wednesday.

The procedure occurred a little more than a week after he was pronounced out for the season after tearing his left Achilles in the fourth quarter of an overtime win against Orlando Magic.

In 20 starts this season, Billups posted averages of 14.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 30.4 minutes a game.