DENVER — It was an ugly, grind-it-out victory, the kind of game the Nuggets aren't used to winning. Memphis and Denver both shot under 40 percent from the field, combined to hit just 14 threes and each turned the ball over 14 times.
Marc Gasol scored a game-high 22 points. Denver's leading scorer was Will Barton, who started in place of Gary Harris (personal reasons) and tallied just 17 points. The Nuggets labored through four quarters to outlast the Grizzlies 87-78—the lowest amount of points Denver has scored in a win this season. It was an ironic total considering the theme of the night.