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MEMvDEN: Grind City Rewind 11.7.18

Grind City Media's Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the action from Wednesday night's win over the Nuggets.

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MEMvDEN: Grind City Rewind 11.7.18

Grind City Media's Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the action from Wednesday night's win over the Nuggets.
Nov 7, 2018  |  00:54

MEMvDEN: Grizzmo 11.7.18

Take a closer look at key moments from the Grizzlies game against the Denver Nuggets.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:00

MEMvDEN: Postgame press conference 11.7.18

Grizzlies Coach J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media after the Grizzlies 89-87 home win against the Nuggets.
Nov 7, 2018  |  07:24

MEMvDEN: Conley postgame 11.7.18

Mike Conley speaks with the media following the team‘s victory over the Nuggets.
Nov 7, 2018  |  02:54

MEMvDEN: Temple postgame 11.7.18

Garrett Temple talks to the media after the win against the Nuggets.
Nov 7, 2018  |  02:10

MEMvDEN: Jackson postgame 11.7.18

Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks with the media after the Grizzlies win over the visiting Nuggets.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:36

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets highlights 11.7.18

Catch the Grizzlies highlights from their match against the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum on Wednesday night.
Nov 7, 2018  |  04:08

MEMvDEN: Gasol walkoff interview 11.7.18

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol talks to Rob Fischer following the win against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:07

Gasol scores 20 points against Nuggets

Marc Gasol heats up against the Nuggets with 20 points on Wednesday night.
Nov 7, 2018  |  00:28

Anderson lays it in

Mike Conley finds Kyle Anderson racing down court to complete the fastbreak layup.
Nov 7, 2018  |  00:09

Jackson cleans up the glass

Jaren Jackson Jr. soars in for the two-handed putback dunk.
Nov 7, 2018  |  00:10

Grizz Girls 11.7.18

Watch as the Grizz Girls perform at FedExForum.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:41

Hustle Dance Cam 11.7.18

Grizz Nation shows off its dance moves at FedExForum.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:49

MEMvDEN: Game Day Live 11.07.18

Watch Chris Vernon and Jon Roser discuss everything you need to know about tonight's matchup before heading to FedExForum. Game Day Live is presented by Uber.
Nov 7, 2018  |  05:25

11.7.18 Jaren Jackson Jr. media availability

Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks to the media about staying out of foul trouble, Michigan State ahead of tonight's home matchup against the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum.
Nov 7, 2018  |  05:10

11.7.18 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks to the media about the team's growing chemistry ahead of tonight's home matchup against the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum.
Nov 7, 2018  |  05:13

MEMvDEN: MikeCheck Minute 11.7.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight's matchup against the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:29

Postgame Report: Memphis Defense Helps Down Denver 89-87

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Denver Nuggets, 89-87, on Wednesday night at FedExForum. The Grizzlies improved to 6-4 on the year and 4-0 at home. Memphis is one of six NBA teams that is still unbeaten at home this season (Denver, Golden State, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Toronto). The win drops Denver to 9-2 on the year.

Marc Gasol logged his fourth double-double of the year, scoring 20 points and collecting 12 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. also reached 20 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Kyle Anderson scored a season-high 14 points.

Memphis used a 10-2 run to take an 82-79 lead with 4:08 remaining in the game, holding Denver to 1-of-7 during that span. Jamal Murray hit a jumper with 17.8 left to tie the game up at 87-87. Denver fouled Gasol with 4.6 seconds remaining, and Gasol would make both to put Memphis up by two. Nikola Jokic got a clean three-point look on an inbound play, his only shot of the night, but missed to seal the Grizzlies victory.

The Grizzlies held the Nuggets to 32-of-82 (.390) shooting, including just 8-of-32 (.250) from three-point range. Memphis shot 30-for-70 (.429) from the floor and was 8-for-21 (.381) from three. The Grizzlies committed 18 turnovers, a season-high, but didn’t turn the ball over once in the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies have yet to commit more turnovers than their opponents in a game this year, as the Nuggets turned the ball over 19 times. Memphis blocked seven shots while Denver had four.

Gary Harris led Denver with 20 points. Trey Lyles scored 16 off the bench to go with nine rebounds. Murray finished with 15 points and seven assists, while Mason Plumlee added 10 points.

The Grizzlies committed eight turnovers (four Nuggets steals) in the first quarter, with the Nuggets converting them into 12 points, while the Nuggets turned the ball over four times (one Grizzlies steal), leading to six Grizzlies points. Memphis shot 8-for-14 (.571) in the period, while Denver was 9-of-20 (.450). Denver used a 10-0 run over a 2:02 span (6:22 – 4:20) to help them lead 29-22 at the end of the first quarter.

The Grizzlies defense held the Nuggets to 18 points on 7-for-21 (1-6 3P) shooting in the second quarter, while the offense scored 28 points while going 10-for-19 (2-5 3PT). Memphis closed the first half with a 10-0 run in the final 2:12 to head into halftime with a 50-47 lead.

Memphis went 18-of-33 (.545) from the floor in the first half while limiting Denver to 16-of-41 (.390). The Grizzlies blocked five shots in the half, with three coming from Jackson Jr. Both teams found success at the free throw line, as the Nuggets were 11-for-12 (.917) and the Grizzlies shot 11-for-13 (.846) at the stripe.

Next Game

The Grizzlies host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, November 10 at FedExForum at 7 p.m. CT. The Grizzlies will host their first Grind City Wrestling Night, where the first 5,000 fans will get a Memphis Grizzlies Wrestling Tee. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2018-19 Season Tickets or 10-Game Flex Packs can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. Single Game Tickets are also available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.  For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Marc Gasol tallied his fourth double-double on the season with a season-high 20 points and 12 rebounds and sank the winning free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds while blocking three shots.
  • Kyle Anderson scored a season-high 14 points on shooting (previous high was 10).
  • Mike Conley handed out a game-high eight assists.

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