Defining the beginning of an era tends to be an inexact science.

When Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson arrived in Denver in 2009, he walked into a locker room filled with talented veterans fresh off an appearance in the Western Conference finals.

The Nuggets, it seemed, were in the midst of something special. They had two All-Stars in Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups and a blend of talented players such as Kenyon Martin, Nene and J.R. Smith.

The Denver Nuggets tip-off their 2012-13 home schedule on Tuesday, November 6 at 7pm vs the Detroit Pistons.

All fans attending the game will receive a FREE Araphoe Basin lift ticket.

Opening Night will also feature a special appearance by Nuggets legend #20 Laphonso Ellis.

Great tickets are still available, including Family Night packs that feature 4 tickets and 4 family meals starting at just $79.

All Nuggets 10-Game Fan Plans purchased before November 6 will include Opening Night as a FREE game.