When the Denver Nuggets attempted 28 free throws Monday night in Memphis, it represented a season-high.

That used to be just another night at the office.

Starting with the 2007-08 season, the Nuggets have led the NBA in free-throw attempts for five straight years. Through the first 11 games of 2012-13, they rank 19th in foul shots per game (22.2).

Denver hasn’t changed its attack-first, attack-second philosophy, so what’s behind the sudden drop in trips to the foul line?