JaVale McGee hit 9-of-12 shots for 21 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks, and Andre Miller hit 8-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 24 points and eight assists (and hit all six free throws) as the Nuggets held off the Lakers in Game 5 for a 102-99 win at L.A. on Tuesday.
Ben Simmons (foot) will undergo surgery next week according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Kemba Walker (knee surgery) was cleared for full contact on Saturday and participated in his first practice.
Bradley Beal (concussion) went through a full practice on Saturday and even played in the 5-on-5 scrimmage.
Goran Dragic said he sat out of Saturday's practice because he has jumper's knee.
Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Devin Harris will not play in Saturday's preseason opener.
Joel Embiid is expected to start the preseason opener on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.
Ben Simmons has suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said Boban Marjanovic is "unstoppable down low."
Elfrid Payton (hip flexor) did not practice on Friday.
Jusuf Nurkic said he will play "full minutes" this season.
Ben Simmons (right ankle) is unlikely to play on Tuesday against the Celtics.