Nuggets' Nene plays one minute in return to court

Updated: March 28, 2008, 1:24 AM ET
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DENVER -- Denver Nuggets forward Nene returned to action Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks, 2½ months after undergoing surgery to remove a malignant testicular tumor.

He played one minute against the Mavs, going scoreless, although he had planned to play about five minutes. The Nuggets won 118-105 and stay a half-game behind Golden State for the eighth and final playoff spot, and one game behind the Mavericks. The Warriors visit the Pepsi Center on Saturday night for another ...

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