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Nuggets game day: Denver worried about Grizzlies’ “walk-it-up” style of play

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Riding a season-long three-game losing streak, the Denver Nuggets (21-20) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (13-27) to Pepsi Center Friday night (7:00 p.m. MT, ALT).

Memphis is a .500 team over their last eight games and is playing at the league's slowest pace this season. But the Grizzlies have upped their pace to 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes over the recent 4-4 stretch—good for 20th-fastest in the league and roughly the same rate that Denver is playing at over the same eight games.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone wants to play faster tonight.

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