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Nene sidelined with sprained left knee

Updated: April 29, 2010, 2:21 AM ET
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DENVER -- Nuggets forward Nene sprained his left knee in the first half of Denver's 116-102 Game 5 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night and did not return to the game.

He will be re-evaluated Thursday.

Nene stayed on the court for several minutes after Jazz forward Carlos Boozer banged his left leg into Nene's knee. He was helped off the court and into the locker room leaning on trainer Jim Gillen.

"I don't know how severe his injury is, but if he doesn't play ...

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