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vs. Por 
L 75-93
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@ GS 
L 112-119
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vs. Det 
W 89-79
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@ OKC 
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vs. Sac 
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Nuggets open with 89-79 win over Pistons

DENVER (AP) With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried.

Faried had 22 points and 17 rebounds and the Nuggets opened the season with an 89-79 victory over Detroit, spoiling Stan Van Gundy's first game at the Pistons' coach on Wednesday night.

"He was huge for us right from the beginning of the game," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "Aggressive, getting good position down low. Got their bigs in foul trouble. Once again it's a carryover from the way he played at the end of last season to the summer with the U.S. team, throughout training camp."

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Leaders
Points: Kenneth Faried22.0
Rebounds: Kenneth Faried17.0
Assists: Ty Lawson5.0
FG%: Kenneth Faried66.7%
Steals: Wilson Chandler2.00
Blocks: Timofey Mozgov2.00
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 1 0 1.000 --
Portland 1 0 1.000 --
Minnesota 0 1 .000 1.0
Utah 0 1 .000 1.0
Oklahoma City 0 1 .000 1.0
Full Standings
Offense (Rank)
Points: 89.0 (23)
Rebounds: 51.0 (3)
Assists: 17.0 (23)
FG%: 35.3% (27)
FT%: 74.2% (16)
3P%: 25.0% (21)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 79.0 (2)
Rebounds: 45.0 (19)
Assists: 15.0 (2)
FG%: 36.9% (4)
FT%: 57.9% (4)
3P%: 23.1% (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/28/2014 J.J. Hickson League Suspension Five games for violating drug policy
10/27/2014 Quincy Miller Waived
10/23/2014 Jerrelle Benimon Waived
10/23/2014 Marcus Williams Waived
10/9/2014 Kenneth Faried Contract Extended Four year extension
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/9/2014 JaVale McGee Fractured left leg
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