DENVER, Oct. 12, 2012 – As the Denver Nuggets prepare to contend for a 10th consecutive NBA playoff appearance, single-game tickets for the 2012-13 season will go on sale to the general public Saturday Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

Led by All-Star and Olympian Andre Iguodala and point guard Ty Lawson, the Nuggets open their regular-season home schedule Nov. 6 against the Detroit Pistons.

“We are excited about our 2012-13 schedule and we look forward to Opening Night at Pepsi Center,” said Nuggets chief marketing officer Kurt Schwartzkopf.

Nearly three months ago, Gateway High School served as a gathering place for families as they sought information in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting.

On Wednesday night, the Gateway community will come together again as special guests of the Denver Nuggets.

As a way to pay tribute to those affected by the July 20 theater tragedy, the Nuggets will hold their annual team scrimmage at Gateway High School for students, faculty and staff.

As a teenager living away from his family for the first time, it would be understandable for Evan Fournier to be a little homesick.

After all, an eight-hour time difference and nearly 5,000 miles separate Fournier from the life he knew as an international NBA prospect playing in Paris.

Though the adjustment can be tough at times, Fournier is enjoying every minute of his new life with the Denver Nuggets.

“How can I miss something when you look at this,” Fournier says, sweeping his arm toward the middle of the Nuggets locker room.

It’s roughly 16.5 miles and a 1,200 rise in elevation from downtown Denver to picturesque Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

For Jordan Hamilton, the grueling 6 a.m. bike ride was a rite of passage.

Determined to make an impact in his second NBA seasons, the Nuggets forward put the pedal to the pavement as part of his summer conditioning program. He became intimately familiar with the steps at Red Rocks and regularly took 500 to 600 three-point shots in the gym with Denver assistant coach John Welch.