Nuggets end Grizzlies' winning streak at eight

Nuggets end Grizzlies' winning streak at eight
November 19, 2012, 10:39 pm
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Denver Nuggets' Andre Iguodala, right, is guarded by Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets ended the Memphis Grizzlies' win streak at eight games with a 97-92 victory Monday night.

JaVale McGee provided a second-half lift for Memphis and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Denver outrebound Memphis 47-33.

Denver also won the battle in the paint 50-44 and outscored the Grizzlies in second-chance points 21-16.

The victory snapped a three-game skid for the Nuggets, who handed the Grizzlies their first loss since dropping their season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Rudy Gay scored 22 points, Marc Gasol added 16, and Zach Randolph had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis.