Missing the last two Denver Nuggets games because of a left heel strain, forward Nene Hilario return for Friday night's contest against the New Orleans Hornets is still a game-time decision. According to Nuggets.com's beat writer Aaron Lopez, Hilario was riding a stationary bike at practice and his playing status will not determined til around game time.
During the absence of Hilario, the Nuggets have defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 91-86, and the Sacramento Kings, 110-83, respectively. Also, big man Kosta Koufos has played well in his place.
On Monday, against the Bucks, Koufos chipped in with eight points in 19 minutes, while on Wednesday he posted his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds the victory over Kings.
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