After a blowout home win against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Denver Nuggets will have their hands full when they open a two-game road trip in Memphis on Friday night.

Unlike the Pelicans, the Grizzlies are fighting for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Memphis (44-31) is eighth in the West, by virtue of its tiebreaker over ninth-place Phoenix (44-31).

The Nuggets and Grizzlies are meeting for the second time in five days. Behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Zach Randolph, Memphis held on a for a 94-92 win in Denver on Monday.

When everyone else was drawing comparisons between Kenneth Faried and Dennis Rodman, Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson saw things a little differently.

“I said he could be a Charles Barkley-type of player,” Lawson recalled. “He can get (the rebound) off the rim and take it coast-to-coast. Undersized, has a lot of energy. That was my comparison about two years ago. He’s finally living up to it.”

As the Nuggets wrap up a two-game road trip Sunday against James Harden and the Houston Rockets, Bud Light is inviting fans to attend the Official Watch Party at Mead St. Station in the Denver Highland neighborhood.

SuperMascot Rocky and the Denver Nuggets Dancers will be on hand to cheer on the Nuggets. The event will feature Budweiser bottle specials and raffle prizes.

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