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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Nuggets snap Grizzlies’ win streak, win 120-96

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Ja Morant tallied 27 points (10-15 FG), six rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes. This is Morant’s fifth career game with 27+ points, 6+ rebounds and 6+ assists (2-3), with two of those losses coming vs. Denver.

Key Run of the Night

  • Michael Porter Jr. scored 11 points in the second quarter as the Nuggets threatened to pull away, but Ja Morant kept the lead to five heading into the locker room at halftime.

Game Recap

The Denver Nuggets handled the Memphis Grizzlies to win 120-96 on Monday night.

Michael Porter Jr. went 12-for-19 to score 31 points and seven rebounds while Nikola Jokic went for 24 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Aaron Gordon added 15 points and five rebounds.

Ja Morant produced most of the Grizzlies’ offense with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists. Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and three assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. continued to contribute off the bench with 10 points and five rebounds.

The Nuggets got out to an early 21-18 lead in the first quarter as Jokic scored eight points with eight rebounds. Porter Jr. scored 11 points in the second quarter as the Nuggets threatened to pull away, but Morant kept the lead to five heading into the locker room at halftime. Morant led the Grizzlies with 16 points while Jokic tallied a first-half double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Porter Jr. added 15 points and five rebounds.

The Nuggets stretched the lead to 85-75 at the end of the third quarter after an 11-2 run, then solidified the lead with a 24-9 run in the fourth quarter, coasting to a victory. The Nuggets held the Grizzlies to 21 points in the final period to bring Memphis’ record to 31-29.

Next Game

The Grizzlies return to FedExForum after a seven-game road trip for another matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Ja Morant produced most of the Grizzlies’ offense with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists.
  • Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and three assists.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. continued to contribute off the bench with 10 points and five rebounds.

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