Memphis visits Nuggets at Pepsi Center
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies attempt to extend their winning
streak to four games when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi
The Grizzlies have lost 16 in a row at Denver. The last time the Grizzlies
defeated the Nuggets on the road was on November 18, 1997.
Memphis plays the second of a four-game road trip. Mike Miller finished with
20 points and seven rebounds off the bench, as the Grizzlies defeated the Los
Angeles Clippers, 102-86, on Sunday at the Staples Center.
All-Star Pau Gasol recorded 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the
win over the Clippers for the Grizzlies, who have won seven of their last 10
The Grizzlies are just 14-17 as the visitor this season. They are scheduled to
visit the Seattle SuperSonics on Wednesday and the Sacramento Kings on Friday
in the finale of the swing.
Denver will try and record its second straight victory. On Saturday, Carmelo
Anthony scored 24 points as the Nuggets defeated the Orlando Magic, 110-94, at
the Pepsi Center.
Ruben Patterson and Earl Boykins each tallied 21 points in the win over
Orlando for the Nuggets, who have won two of three and four of their last six
Marcus Camby ended with 16 points nine rebounds in Saturday’s victory, while
Reggie Evans recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Nuggets, who have won two in a row at the Pepsi Center, are a solid 20-12
at home this season.
After tonight’s contest, the Nuggets embark on a season-long seven-game road
trip. They will visit Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, New York, Indiana,
Memphis and New Orleans/Oklahoma City on the swing.
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 20th,
Camby had 21 points and pulled down 21 rebounds to lead the Nuggets to a 99-83
victory over the Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center.
The Nuggets have won five straight in this series.
Memphis is scheduled to host the Nuggets on March 17th at the FedExForum.