Jan 3, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (21) guards Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 111-108. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Preview: Memphis Grizzlies (43-30) vs. Denver Nuggets (32-41)

The Denver Nuggets (32-41) are now losers of three straight after falling in consecutive meetings with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs took the Nuggets down at the Pepsi Center Friday night by the final score of 133-102 as Marco Belinelli took over scoring 27 points. Kenneth Faried had himself a game, scoring 18 points on 5-of-12 shooting, knocking down 8-of-10 free-throw attempts. He would also pull down 13 rebounds to go along wiht 4 assists.

What: NBA Preview: vs. 
When: Monday, March 31st
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT
TV: Altitude Sports

This is the third meeting between the two teams this season as the series is currently evened up at one apiece. Denver took the most recent game back on Jan. 3rd, defeating the Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center by the final score of 111-108. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson led the way, scoring 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, collecting 12 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block in the victory. Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph was a force to be reckoned with in the post, scoring 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting, collecting 13 rebounds and 2 assists.

The last time these two teams met, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was out with an injury and will be playing Monday night. Gasol is a key component to the Grizz’s success as he is averaging 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game this season.

Projected Starting Lineups:

Memphis Grizzlies:

PG: Mike Conley
SG: Courtney Lee
SF: Tayshaun Prince
PF: Zach Randolph
C: Marc Gasol

Denver Nuggets:

PG: Ty Lawson
SG: Randy Foye
SF: Quincy Miller
PF: Kenneth Faried
C: Timofey Mozgov

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