Striking Gold

It's Halloween, and there was a time when hanging out in the same space as Allen Iverson would have given you the evening's requisite fright. But these days, Iverson is as likable as ever. He has embraced this city: His kids call it home, he has plans to move the rest of the extended family out, and despite his Philly roots, he rooted for the Rockies in the playoffs. Can the Denver Nuggets pull off a similar victory against Seattle? They should be off to a good start: Coach Karl did an about-face on the offensive strategy of last season to focus on defense this season. If Melo keeps his fists in check, we've got two of the top scorers in the league playing for our team. Kenyon Martin is back from a bum knee. And we've got the ever-consistent Marcus Camby — the core of the team. Whatever happens, they're always fun to watch. And now that trick-or-treating has a curfew, candy collection should be over by the time the game begins tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Tickets start at $10 and are available through www.ticketmaster.com.
Wed., Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m.; Sun., March 16, 7 p.m., 2007