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NBA Preseason 2011, Nuggets Vs. Suns: Denver Heads South In Final Tuneup Before Regular Season Begins

The Denver Nuggets conclude the 2011 NBA preseason by completing a home-and-home series with the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. After a 127-110 victory over the Suns on Tuesday night, however, the Nuggets will be without a couple of starters for the game.

Nene and Ty Lawson will sit out the game with a tight hamstring and an ankle injury (via Aaron J. Lopez). Rudy Fernandez will miss the game due to a right knee strain.

For the Suns, Marcin Gortat will not start after injuring his thumb in Tuesday contest. Robin Lopez will start in his place, reports SB Nation Arizona. Grant Hill is expected to make his debut on Thursday while Steve Nash, Channing Frye and Jared Dudley will start again for the Suns.

This game will not be televised, but tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. MT.

For more on the Denver Nuggets, visit Denver Stiffs. To keep up with the rest of the league, head over to SB Nation NBA.