Nuggets Tighten Up The Defense, Rally Past Memphis 87-78 Christopher Dempsey

Busting out of an energy slump is a task made doubly difficult when the opponent sucks possessions and pace out of a game like a vampire. But that was the Nuggets’ task on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. Work their way back into a good space by fighting through the mud and muck the Memphis Grizz...

Busting out of an energy slump is a task made doubly difficult when the opponent sucks possessions and pace out of a game like a vampire. But that was the Nuggets’ task on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. Work their way back into a good space by fighting through the mud and muck the Memphis Grizzlies can turn a game into.

And the Nuggets did.

These games are almost never pretty. Defensive possessions are long, drawn-out affairs while the Grizzlies bleed the shot clock dry. Offensively, there is still physical fight in Memphis, so those possessions are bump and grind and that’s what the Nuggets worked through in an 87-78 win.

“This was a game that we had to have and I’m proud of our guys for going out there and getting it done,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “I thought our energy,...

"This was a game that we had to have and I’m proud of our guys for going out there and getting it done.”

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