Nene out with strained left groin

DENVER -- Denver Nuggets center Nene missed the game Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained left groin.

Nene was bothered by the injury near the end of a win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. He's listed as day to day.

The Nuggets are already banged-up in the frontcourt with Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen recovering from offseason knee surgeries that are expected to keep them sidelined for a while.

Nene is averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds.