Today, 7 p.m. TV: FSN

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Season series: first meeting


R. bell.....(11.8 ppg, 2.2 apg)

p. millsap.....(11.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg)

a. jefferson.....(17.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg)

a. kirilenko.....(11.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

d. williams.....(18.7 ppg, 10.5 apg)

A. HARRINGTON.....(17.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg)

NENE.....(13.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg)

C. BILLUPS.....(19.5 ppg, 5.6 apg)

A. AFFLALO.....(8.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg)

C. ANTHONY.....(28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg)


Denver's Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen will not play due to knee injuries; Utah's Mehmet Okur (Achilles) is also out. ... This is the third straight season-opener featuring these division rivals. Denver won at home last year, 114-105; Utah won at ESA, 98-94, in 2009. ... Utah eliminated Denver from the first round last spring, 4-2. ... Both teams finished 53-29 in 2009-10, but Denver won the division with the head-to-head (3-1) tiebreaker. ... Jazzman Francisco Elson was drafted (1999) by Denver and played there from 2003-06 after spending three years in Europe.