New Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Cooper was victorious in his first game, defeating the 76ers by a final score of 97-92. Denver outscored Philadelphia 30-18 in the 4th quarter.
Carmelo Anthony returned to action and scored 24 points for the Nuggets. Allen Iverson led all scorers with 29 points.
Marcus Camby left the game in the 1st quarter and did not return, due to injury. He had scored 8 points in that 9 minutes of play.
Cooper was named interim head coach of the Nuggets after Jeff Bzdelik was fired on Tuesday, following a disappointing loss at Golden State.