Nov 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller (24) attempts to score as Orlando Magic power forward Nikola Vucevic (9) defends during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 23 points, with Ty Lawson chipping in 12. But Denver struggled offensively, unable to dig out of a 20-point first-half hole.
Friday marked the Magic's season-opener and first one in eight seasons without All-Star Dwight Howard, who was traded this summer in a multi-team deal involving Denver. The win was also new Magic coach Jacque Vaughn's first regular-season NBA victory.
Orlando did suffer a setback, though, with forward Hedo Turkoglu leaving the game with a broken left hand.
The Nuggets dropped to 0-2 on their season-opening three-game road trip.
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