Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Nuggets head to Orlando in search of their first win of the season against a Magic team that is still coping with the departure of Dwight Howard.
The Nuggets (0-1) collapsed down the stretch in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers. Ty Lawson led Denver with 16 points while Andre Iguodala scored 11 points in his debut against his former team. Andre Miller added 10 points. The Nuggets had trouble penetrating and only went to the free throw 11 times in the loss.
The Magic kick off the post-Dwight Howard era on Friday, after struggling in the preseason and posting a 2-6 record. Orlando is expected to start Jameer Nelson at point guard, Arron Afflalo at shooting guard, Glen Davis at power forward, Hedo Turkoglu at small forward, and Nikola Vucevic at center.
Tipoff for Friday's game is scheduled for 5 p.m. MT at Amway Center in Orlando and the game will be televised on Altitude.