Nene was dealing with personal matter in his native Brazil
With Nene absent and Al Harrington probable with a left quad injury, Jan Vesely, Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin are expected to get more minutes against Miami.
Coach Randy Wittman said fans at HSBC Arena should've booed him, and not Nene, for his decision not to play for the national team last summer.
Oscar Schmidt said he remains upset that fellow Brazilian Nene doesn't always play for the national team.
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