San Antonio faces Denver for conference showdown

October 21, 2021 GMT

San Antonio Spurs (1-0, third in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (1-0, fifth in the Western Conference)

Denver; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Denver plays San Antonio in a matchup of Western Conference teams.

Denver went 26-16 in Western Conference games and 25-11 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Nuggets averaged 18.0 points off of turnovers, 13.8 second chance points and 32.2 bench points last season.

San Antonio went 33-39 overall and 17-25 in Western Conference games during the 2020-21 season. The Spurs allowed opponents to score 112.8 points per game and shoot 47.2% from the field last season.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Jamal Murray: out (knee).

Spurs: Devontae Cacok: out (not with team), Zach Collins: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.