The Denver Nuggets are back in action tonight as they open round two welcoming the Phoenix Suns to Ball Arena. In what has the makings of one of the best series in the NBA playoffs, the Nuggets will look to open the series on a high note to hopefully build some momentum going into game two on Monday night.

It won’t be easy though as the Suns are playing some really good basketball following a fairly quick series where they eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers in five games. For Denver, they also finished their series in five games, but certainly didn’t look convincing doing so in the final two games of the series.

This series will be highlighted by the big names on both sides with players like Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant ready to steal the show. The players that may end up deciding who advances in the series will be role players though as Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should have a big say on the series as well.

The Essentials

Who: Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns (game one)

When: 6:30 p.m. MST

Where: Ball Arena

How to watch/listen: TNT. Show up in Denver. 92.5 FM KKSE Altitude Sports Radio

Expected Starting Lineups:

PHX: PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, SF Torrey Craig, PF Kevin Durant, C DeAndre Ayton

DEN: PG Jamal Murray, SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF Michael Porter Jr., PF Aaron Gordon, C Nikola Jokic

Injuries: Collin Gillespie (leg) OUT