Denver 97, Memphis 92

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 19, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #68 Marat Kogut, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 15111

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 27 25 17 28 97
Memphis 26 23 21 22 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 5-6 2-1 3-5 W1
Memphis 8-2 4-1 4-1 L1

Recap

Nuggets 97, Grizzlies 92: Danilo Gallinari scored six of his 26 points in the final two minutes of the game as visiting Denver rallied to snap Memphis' eight-game win streak and cool off the hottest team in the NBA. 

JaVale McGee scored 15 points, including a putback with 46.7 seconds left to give Denver the lead for good at 92-91. Kenneth Faried added 13 points and 13 boards, and the Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak. 

Zach Randolph amassed 12 points and 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double in as many games for Memphis (8-2), which had won 15 straight regular-season home games dating back to the tail end of the 2011-12 campaign. Rudy Gay had a team-high 22 points and four of the Grizzlies' five starters scored in double digits.


It was a highly contentious game with 12 lead changes and 12 ties. Denver led by as many as seven early in the fourth period, but Memphis battled back and held a 92-88 lead entering the final two minutes. 

Gallinari hit three free throws to keep the Nuggets in striking distance, setting the stage for McGee's putback. Then Gallinari sank a 3-pointer with 12.7 seconds left that was a dagger to Memphis' win streak.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to the game, the NBA announced a $25,000 fine for Randolph for confronting the Thunder's Kendrick Perkins in the locker room area after both were ejected from the Nov. 14 game in Oklahoma City. ... Memphis has led going into the fourth quarter of each of its 10 games this season. The Grizzlies held a slim 70-69 lead through three periods in this one. ... Denver had as many offensive rebounds -- 21 -- as Memphis had defensive boards. Faried snared seven offensive rebounds and McGee had five. 

Top Game Performances

Denver   Memphis
Danilo Gallinari 26 Scoring Rudy Gay 22
Andre Miller 8 Assists Mike Conley 8
Kenneth Faried 13 Rebounds Zach Randolph 13
Danilo Gallinari 10 Free Throws Made Marc Gasol 6
Ty Lawson 3 Steals Tony Allen 2
Danilo Gallinari 1 Blocks Marreese Speights 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 97 44.4 5-15 20-28 21 47 3 9 17
Memphis 92 46.2 6-17 14-17 23 33 4 10 17

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .875 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .286 after a loss.