Denver 87, Memphis 80

Date - Friday, March 15, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #33 Sean Corbin, #17 Joe Crawford, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 19408

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 18 29 19 14 80
Denver 23 25 10 29 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 44-20 25-8 19-12 L1
Denver 45-22 30-3 15-19 W11

Recap

Nuggets 87, Grizzlies 80: Kosta Koufos scored 18 points and grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds as host Denver won its 11th consecutive game by silencing torrid Memphis.

Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points and Corey Brewer added 11 as the Nuggets won their 15th consecutive home game and moved within a half-game of the Grizzlies for third place in the Western Conference.

Zach Randolph had 18 points and 18 rebounds and Marc Gasol scored 14 points for Memphis, which had a six-game winning streak halted and lost for the only the second time in 16 games.

Denver scored just 10 third-quarter points on 4-of-20 shooting and trailed 66-58 entering the final stanza. The contest was tied at 78 before Gallinari hit two free throws with 2:13 remaining and Koufos followed with a basket during the game-ending 9-2 run that improved the Nuggets' home record to 30-3.

Koufos had 13 first-half points to help Denver to a 48-47 lead at the break. Randolph had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Denver’s winning streak is its longest since also winning 11 straight during the 1982-83 campaign. … The Grizzlies shot just 35.3 percent from the field. … Memphis has held 13 consecutive opponents under 100 and Denver failed to reach the century mark for only the second time in 26 games.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Denver
Zach Randolph 18 Scoring Kosta Koufos 18
Marc Gasol 5 Assists Andre Iguodala 7
Zach Randolph 18 Rebounds Kosta Koufos 16
Zach Randolph 6 Free Throws Made Corey Brewer 5
Tony Allen 2 Steals Danilo Gallinari 2
Marc Gasol 3 Blocks Kenneth Faried 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 80 35.3 4-12 16-19 16 47 5 8 17
Denver 87 45.5 1-12 16-22 18 42 10 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .705 after a win and .650 after a loss.