Nuggets' Nene hurts right knee early in opener
He was not expected to return in the game.
Nene was helped off the floor with about 2 minutes left in the quarter after falling while the Spurs' Tim Duncan stole the ball from him.
Nene was scoreless and had two turnovers in about 2 minutes of play.
The Nuggets said the Brazilian player, now in his fourth NBA season, will be examined by a team doctor on Wednesday morning in Denver.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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