A quick breakdown of the Denver Nuggets 2014-15 schedule
Quick thoughts, observations and highlights after seeing the 2014-15 Denver Nuggets schedule:
-The Nuggets open at home for the first time since 2010 when they routed the Utah Jazz 110-88. They have won their past five home openers and 10 of 15 since Pepsi Center opened in 1999.
-Denver will be tested for an extended stretch from Nov. 25 to Jan 3. Of its 21 games during that span, 18 will be against teams that made the playoffs in 2013-14.
-In a matchup that could have playoff implications in the West, the Nuggets close the season at Golden State on April 15.
-LeBron James and the Cavaliers come to Denver on Nov. 7. The Nuggets play in Cleveland 10 days later.
-After playing 14 sets of back-to-back games in 2013-14, the Nuggets will have 21 this season. They were 8-6 in the first game and 3-11 in the second.
-The Nuggets have a rare home back-to-back set as they face the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers on Jan. 19 and 20 at Pepsi Center.
-Denver’s longest road trip is five games from March 15-22. The trip starts in New Orleans continues through Memphis, Houston and Miami before ending in Orlando.
-The Nuggets enjoy their longest homestand from Feb. 23-March 3. They will host Brooklyn, Phoenix, Utah, New Orleans and Milwaukee during that stretch.
-Denver has four home-and-home sets, starting Nov. 3 and Nov. 5when they face the Kings at Pepsi Center and then travel to Sacramento. The Nuggets will also play home-and-home sets against Phoenix, Portland and Dallas.
-The Nuggets play Dallas, Golden State, Memphis and Phoenix three times and all other West teams four times. The Mavs, Warriors and Grizzlies made the playoffs last season, while the Suns missed the postseason by one game.