DENVER (AP) — Will Barton scored 17 points, Trey Lyles had 16 and the Denver Nuggets overcame a gradual begin to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 87-78 on Friday night time, snapping a season-long three-game shedding streak.

Nikola Jokic added 14 points and 9 rebounds for Denver, which performed with out guard Gary Harris, who was once excused for private causes. It was once the primary sport Harris has neglected this season. Barton began in his position.

Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis. Tyreke Evans and James Ennis III added 12 points every.

Trailing 54-50 halfway in the course of the 3rd quarter, the Nuggets went on an Eight-Zero run, taking their first lead because the sport’s opening mins on a riding layup through Jokic. Denver had a 67-60 benefit — its greatest result in that time — heading into the fourth quarter.

Memphis pulled to inside 3, however the Nuggets scored 10 of the following 12 points, taking a 77-66 lead on Mason Plumlee’s dunk off Malik Beasley’s alley-oop go with 6:15 ultimate.

Memphis may no longer make important inroads on Denver’s lead the remainder of the best way.

Denver pulled inside 47-43 at halftime after a lackluster first quarter in which Memphis went on a 15-Zero run for a 23-Eight lead prior to settling for a 10-point benefit on the shut of the duration.


Grizzlies: G Mike Conley (left heel) and F Chandler Parsons (sore proper knee) weren’t with the crew however proceed to make growth in their rehabilitation. Conley has been taking part in some Three-on-Three video games and Parsons has participated in taking pictures drills. “We will be cautious with those guys because they are important to us,” Grizzlies intervening time trainer J.B. Bickerstaff stated. “They are making steps in the right direction.”

Nuggets: F Paul Millsap, sidelined since mid-November with a ligament damage in his left wrist, has begun gentle workout routines and might be able to go back in a while after the All-Star wreck in mid-February, even though no company date has been set. … Retired Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watched the sport from a courtside seat.


Grizzlies: Open a three-game homestand Monday in opposition to the Los Angele Lakers.

Nuggets: Travel to San Antonio to stand the Spurs on Saturday night time.


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