Nuggets vs. 76ers final score: Philly wins opener, 84-75

Drew Hallowell

The 76ers spoiled the homecoming of Andre Iguodala with a season-opening win over the Nuggets.

It wasn't the return to Philadelphia that Andre Iguodala was hoping for. His Denver Nuggets fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 84-75, in their season opener on Wednesday.

Iguodala was traded to the Denver Nuggets in the offseason as part of the Dwight Howard deal. Philadelphia's most notable returns were Andrew Bynum, who did not play on Wednesday, and Jason Richardson, who finished with 10 points.

In his return to Philadelphia, Iguodala's shot was off the mark. He was just 5-for-13 from the field and finished with 11 points.

Philadelphia got a big game off the bench from Spencer Hawes. In 31 minutes of action, Hawes finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Jrue Holiday also had a double-double, finishing with 14 points and 11 assists.

The Nuggets were led in scoring by Ty Lawson, who finished with 16 points.

The 76ers will be back in action on Sunday night when they travel to New York to play the Knicks.

Final - 10.31.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver Nuggets 22 16 14 23 75
Philadelphia 76ers 25 21 19 19 84

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