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Jan 1, 2011 1:24 AM by Lee Douglas

Carmelo returns to Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony rejoined the Denver Nuggets for practice Friday, his first work with the team since the death of his sister.

Anthony missed five games and is expected to play Saturday when the Nuggets host the Sacramento Kings. He says it feels good to be back on the basketball floor practicing and being surrounded teammates after a rough week.

Anthony left the team Dec. 22 to tend to his family and grieve.

Michelle Anthony, 38, who was a mother of four, died on Dec. 21 in Baltimore. Her cause of the death was not disclosed, though the Nuggets released a statement that she had died of a "pre-existing condition."

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