Nuggets-Grizzlies Preview

The Denver Nuggets are currently on an eight-game losing streak and will match up with the Memphis Grizzlies at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets come into the game with a 14-17 record and have shown signs of being both a good and bad team this season. They have really struggled lately, resulting in a record of 1-9 over their last 10 games. Over in the other locker room, the Grizzlies have been mediocre this year and sport a record of 14-17 as well. This game is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and Altitude.

The Nuggets are expecting better results after their 114-102 loss to the 76ers. J.J. Hickson put in a solid effort for Denver, recording 19 points and 11 rebounds to earn his 11th double-double of the year. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are coming off a win against the Suns, 99-91. Ed Davis was one of the leaders and claimed his second double-double so far this season, accumulating 16 points and 11 rebounds. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Grizzlies winning the first matchup, 120-99. James Johnson had a stellar game with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and 1 3PM.

Memphis could own the offensive glass in this matchup, as they rank fourth in the NBA in OR% at 29.3%. Conversely, Denver places 27th in the league on the defensive backboards with a DR% of 72.4%.