The Denver Nuggets (32-42) suffered yet another loss Monday night at the Pepsi Center, falling to the Memphis Grizzlies by the final score of 94-92. Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph was a key part of their success, scoring 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting, collecting 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in the winning effort. With the loss, the Nuggets have now lost four-straight and only have eight games remaining in the 2013-14′ campaign.
Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson had an off-night in which he wasn’t aggressive once again. He would score just 8 points on 3-of-9 shooting but collected 5 rebounds and 6 assists. He shot 0-for-2 from behind-the-arc and only made half of his attempts at the charity stripe, going 2-for-4. Timofey Mozgov stepped up and played a key part in keeping the game close. The Russian scored 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, collecting 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in the losing effort.
The Grizzlies starting line-up (besides Tayshaun Prince) pushed the Grizzles over the Nuggets. Randolph finished with 20 points while Marc Gasol collected 13 points, and Courtney Lee and Mike Conley each scored 19 points. Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried has put together an all-star type month and scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go along with 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block.
With the win, the Memphis Grizzlies remain in a tie for the seventh seed with the Dallas Mavericks as they both hold a record of 44-30. The Phoenix Suns who are currently on the outside looking in, also hold the same record.
The Denver Nuggets return to action Wednesday night at home as they will host the New Orleans Pelicans. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT.
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