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Nets' Brook Lopez to play Sunday

Updated: February 19, 2012, 5:52 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez did not play Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls, but will start Sunday night and make his season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Prudential Center, the team announced.

Lopez, 23, who has missed the entire season with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, could play as much as one half on Sunday, according to the team.

The plan is for Lopez to sit out Monday night when the Nets visit the New York Knicks, coach ...

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