DENVER, Aug. 13, 2014 – Led by Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Arron Afflalo, the Denver Nuggets will open the 2014-15 season against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 29 at Pepsi Center.
The Nuggets, who have reached the playoffs 10 times in the past 11 seasons, will travel to Oklahoma City for their road opener against the defending Northwest Division-champion Thunder on Nov. 1.
Nuggets fans won’t have to wait long to see All-Star LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers. Cleveland makes its only appearance at Pepsi Center on Nov. 7, while the defending NBA-champion San Antonio Spurs visit Denver on Dec. 14 and Jan. 20.
In their first year under coach Brian Shaw, the Nuggets finished 36-46 last season while dealing with injuries to several key players. Starting forward Danilo Gallinari missed the entire season while recovering from knee surgery, and center JaVale McGee was limited to five games due to a stress fracture in his tibia. In all, seven of Denver’s rotation players missed at least 13 games because of injury or illness.
Altitude Sports & Entertainment will televise 81 non-exclusive Nuggets games in high definition. A complete Altitude schedule will be released at a later date. All 82 games also will be broadcast on the Altitude Radio Network.
The Nuggets are scheduled to appear on national television 12 times in 2014-15 (four on ESPN, one on TNT and seven on NBA TV).
Season tickets are on sale now, including a limited number of “Buy 2 Get 2 Free” locations in the lower level. Call 303-287-DUNK or visit www.nuggetsseats.com for information on pricing and the benefits of being a season-ticket holder.
Half Season Plans, 10-Game Fan Plans, and the single-game on-sale date will be announced later this summer.