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MEMvDEN: Postgame press conference 11.17.19

Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins spoke with the media following Sunday’s loss to the Nuggets at FedExForum.

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MEMvDEN: Postgame press conference 11.17.19

Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins spoke with the media following Sunday’s loss to the Nuggets at FedExForum.
Nov 17, 2019  |  02:16

MEMvDEN: Ja Morant postgame 11.17.19

Ja Morant speaks to the media after tonight’s game against the Nuggets in Memphis.
Nov 17, 2019  |  01:28

MEMvDEN: Brandon Clarke postgame 11.17.19

Brandon Clarke shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Nuggets.
Nov 17, 2019  |  02:08

MEMvDEN: Jonas Valanciunas postgame 11.17.19

Jonas Valanciunas breaks down the match against the Nuggets.
Nov 17, 2019  |  01:10

MEMvDEN: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 11.17.19

Grizzlies Forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks to the media after the match against the Nuggets in Memphis.
Nov 17, 2019  |  03:37

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets highlights 11.17.19

Check out the top plays from the Grizzlies match against the Nuggets on Sunday in Memphis.
Nov 17, 2019  |  01:57

Jaren Jackson Jr. 22 points vs. Nuggets 11.17.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. scores a team-high 22 points Sunday night against the Nuggets.
Nov 17, 2019  |  00:56

Brandon Clarke with the slam

Brandon Clarke with the slam after losing his defender against the Denver Nuggets.
Nov 17, 2019  |  00:12

Jaren Jackson Jr. drains four 3-pointers in the third

Jaren Jackson Jr. drains four 3-pointers in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets.
Nov 17, 2019  |  00:47

Ja Morant powers through three defenders

Ja Morant powers through three defenders for the easy bucket against the Nuggets.
Nov 17, 2019  |  00:12

Memphis Grizzlies with a 11-0 Run vs. Denver Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies with a 11-0 Run vs. Denver Nuggets in the first quarter.
Nov 17, 2019  |  00:44

Postgame Report: Nuggets snap Grizzlies winning streak as Memphis falls 131-114

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Denver Nuggets 131-114 on Sunday night inside of FedExForum.

The Grizzlies took hold of the game early on as they connected on their first five three-point attempts of the game while they stretched their lead to 23-12 with 5:47 remaining in the first quarter. Memphis carried a 32-28 lead into the second quarter. However, the Nuggets outscored the Grizzlies 44-17 in a second quarter as the Nuggets exploded for a 34-6 run (including a 24-2 run) to turn an eight-point deficit (36-28) early in the second quarter into a 20-point lead (62-42) before halftime. Denver’s 34-6 run came over an 8:00 span where the Nuggets held the Grizzlies to 1-of-12 from the field while forcing six turnovers. Denver’s 44 points in the second marked the most the Grizzlies have allowed in a single quarter this season.

The Nuggets took a commanding 72-49 lead into the locker room and would never look back. Denver finished the evening shooting 49-of-89 from the field (55.1 percent) and 18-of-32 from three-point range (56.2 percent) as they improved to 9-3 on the season. Memphis finished the night 16-of-36 from the three, marking the seventh-consecutive game the Grizzlies have knocked down 10-or-more three pointers.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led the way for Memphis as he finished with a career-high five three-point field goals on his way to 22 points and five rebounds. Brandon Clarke continued to shine offensively, notching his second game this season where he finished perfect from the field (both on seven-or-more shots). Clarke finished the night 8-of-8 for 19 points and five rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas collected a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Twelve of Valanciunas’ points came in the first quarter where he knocked down two three-point field goals. Ja Morant (13 points) and De’Anthony Melton (10 points) also scored in double figures.

Jamal Murray led all scorers, finishing the night 7-of-12 from behind the arc on his way to 39 points, eight assists and four rebounds. Paul Millsap added 23 points and five steals on 8-of-11 shooting for Denver while Jerami Grant added 12 points and Juancho Hernangomez posted 15 points.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will return to the court on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. CT as they take on the Golden State Warriors inside of FedExForum. Fans can get their tickets to the game at grizzlies.com/tickets, watch on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 22 points and five rebounds. Jackson connected on 5-of-7 from three-point range, setting a new career-high in threes made. Jackson has scored at least 20 points in three of his last five games after doing so once in his first seven appearances this season.
  • Brandon Clarke put together another perfect night from the field, making all eight of his field goal attempts and finishing with 19 points. Coming into tonight’s game, Clarke ranked first among all NBA rookies at 61.5 percent shooting on the year. Clarke shot 7-for-7 from the field on Nov. 6 vs. Minnesota.
  • Jonas Valanciunas posted 16 points (including 12 in the first quarter) and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes for his 12th straight game in double-figures and his eighth double-double of the season.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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