Nuggets try to get on same page against Grizzlies
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets try to put the brakes on a four-
game losing streak this evening when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies at the
Denver became Dallas’ 19th straight victim at home on Saturday when they fell
to the Mavericks, 115-95, at American Airlines Center.
Carmelo Anthony dropped in 34 points and had six rebounds as the Nuggets fell
to 12-13 on the road and lost for the sixth time in eight games as the
visitor. Allen Iverson tallied 26 points, five boards and four assists, while
Marcus Camby finished with 10 points, 17 boards and seven assists.
Denver has still yet to click with both Anthony and Iverson on the roster, as
the Nuggets are just 2-6 with the explosive duo in the lineup at the same
The club’s current four-game skid is just on shy of its season high.
Denver’s recent losing skid has dropped it into a tie with New
Orleans/Oklahoma City for the seventh spot in the West. The Los Angeles
Clippers are just one-half game back, ninth overall.
The Nuggets will return to Denver on Wednesday to open a three-game homestand
Tonight’s game against Memphis may be the best opportunity for the Nuggets to
end their skid, as the Grizzlies currently sit dead last in the Western
Memphis does come into the game on a winning not however. On Friday, Pau Gasol
scored 23 points and the Grizzlies edged the Portland Trail Blazers, 103-102.
It wasn’t easy as Memphis blew a nine-point lead with under five minutes
remaining and led by just one point at 102-101 after a three-pointer by
Portland’s Brandon Roy.
Damon Stoudamire then converted a foul shot with under two ticks left and
missed his second try on purpose, but a loose ball four on Lawrence Roberts
gave Portland’s Ime Udoka a chance to tie the game.
He hit the first shot, but failed on the second as Memphis held on.
Hakim Warrick posted 20 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, which snapped a
three-game losing streak with the win. Mike Miller had 19 points and seven
The game concluded a four-game road trip for Memphis and was its only win on
the trek. The club stays home where it is 11-17 to host Utah on Wednesday.
Denver and Memphis have split a pair of meetings so far this season, with both
games taking place in Colorado. The clubs will conclude their four-game set on
April 14 in Memphis.
The Nuggets have won seven of the last nine in the series, but has lost six of
eight as the visitor.