Denver 97, Memphis 100

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #48 Scott Foster, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 13651

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Denver 23 26 18 24 6 97
Memphis 19 18 23 31 9 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 14-7 7-3 7-4 L2
Memphis 11-10 7-3 4-7 W1

Recap


O.J. Mayo made a 3-pointer with 35.1 seconds left in overtime as the Memphis Grizzlies erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Denver Nuggets 100-97 on Tuesday.

Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol recorded 20 points and 13 rebounds apiece for the Grizzlies (11-10), who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Tony Allen added 17 points, including eight in the final 4:05 of the fourth quarter. Allen’s baseline-driving dunk with five seconds left forced overtime after Al
Harrington’s put back with 10.3 seconds to go gave Denver a 91-89 lead.

Mayo’s clutch shot followed a pair of offensive rebounds and made it 98-97. After a pair of Mike Conley free throws increased the lead to three, Denver’s Rudy Fernandez missed a 3-pointer with one second left. Mayo finished with 18 points.

Harrington scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 rebounds while Andre Miller scored 20 for the Nuggets (14-7), who had their five-game road winning streak snapped.

Miller’s jumper at the end of regulation went in and out.

Denver’s bench, led by Harrington and Miller, outscored the Grizzlies’ reserves 54-27.

Memphis trailed 77-65 with nine minutes remaining before tying it at 89 on Mayo’s runner with 33.6 seconds left.

Miller scored 10 points in the second quarter, highlighted by a twisting, driving layup to put Denver in front 46-33 with 2:05 to go in the half.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Memphis
Al Harrington 23 Scoring Marc Gasol 20
Andre Miller 6 Assists Mike Conley 6
Al Harrington 10 Rebounds Marc Gasol 13
Danilo Gallinari 6 Free Throws Made Marc Gasol 10
Nene 3 Steals Mike Conley 4
Timofey Mozgov 3 Blocks Tony Allen 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 97 43.8 7-23 20-27 20 42 4 9 25
Memphis 100 38.4 6-12 28-35 18 48 9 13 17

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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