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Apr 22, 2011 9:56 PM by Jordan Mason

Afflalo set to take court in Game 3 vs. Thunder

DENVER (AP) - The Nuggets are fastening their hopes to a fickle hamstring.

Arron Afflalo to the rescue.

Pronouncing his left hamstring fit after practice Friday, the Denver guard will take the court for the first time in two weeks when Denver hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

He's been in this position three times before since mid-March, only to test out the injury in a game and aggravate it again.

Afflalo, the Nuggets' top defender and go-to scorer in crunch time, has no idea how many minutes he can handle or if the hamstring will even hold up at all.

Still, Afflalo's presence may just provide the boost the team's looking for with Denver down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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