The Morning After: 8 takeaways from Denver Nuggets' win over Memphis Grizzlies

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The Morning After: 8 takeaways from Denver Nuggets' win over Memphis Grizzlies
The Morning After: 8 takeaways from Denver Nuggets' win over Memphis Grizzlies

The Denver Nuggets slogged their way to a much-needed win Friday, topping Memphis 87-79 to snap their three-game losing skid. Here are eight takeaways from the game: 1. Bench spark. Coach Michael Malone talked again at shootaround about aiming to expand his bench, particularly without leading scorer Gary Harris. He held true to his word. A lineup to close the first quarter of Will Barton, Malik Beasley, Richard Jefferson, Kenneth Faried and Trey Lyles helped shave five points off Memphis' 15-point advantage, before a second-quarter surge to tie. Beasley, Jefferson and Faried – who have not been consistent members of the rotation recently– also got at least seven minutes in the second half, allowing

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