Nuggets vs. Grizzlies: Denver snaps losing streak with 97-92 win

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Denver Nuggets knocked out the hottest team in basketball when they beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 97-92, on Monday night.

The hottest team in the NBA was taken down on Monday night, as the Denver Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee.

The game stayed close, with none of the quarters until the fourth having a point disparity between the teams of more than four points. That led to a very tense fourth quarter where the two teams traded baskets back and forth right up until the end, with the decisive basket being a three-point shot by Danilo Gallinari after two crucial turnovers by Memphis.

In addition to putting the final nail in the coffin, Gallo was the team leader all evening, with 26 points and two of the five three-point shots that the team made. Another solid evening on the glass helped the Nuggets out as well, as the team outrebounded the Grizzlies 47 to 33 on the back of a monster 13-rebound game by Kenneth Faried.

Rudy Gay led the Grizz with 22 points but also had four turnovers, mistakes that helped the Nuggets eke out the win in the end.

The Nuggets will get a day off before facing the banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.