Denver Nuggets 108, Toronto Raptors 106 in first preseason game

Shooting guard Malik Beasley flies to the rim during Denver Nuggets press day, Sept. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)pepsi center; nuggets; basketball; sports; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;

The Denver Nuggets eked out a win over the Toronto Raptors in their first preseason game, which was held in Calgary. A few brief notes:

NUGGETS: Jusuf Nurkic had 15 points and 10 rebounds. … Forwards Danilo Gallinari and Nikola Jokic scored 14 and 12 points, respectively. Rookie Jamal Murray, playing in his home country in the game at Calgary, Alberta, had nine points.

RAPTORS: Terrance Ross led the Raptors with 23 points off the bench. Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and nine rebounds. … DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points. Toronto finished its two-game trip through Canada after playing Golden State in Vancouver on Saturday.

UP NEXT: Denver (1-0) visits the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Toronto (1-1) travels to the Clippers on Wednesday.