The Denver Nuggets will try to bounce back from a disappointing 84-75 loss in their season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers when they head to Orlando to take on the Magic on Friday night.
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.