Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/12
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies have been the talk of the NBA in the opening weeks of the season, with ferocious defense, tenacious rebounding and deep bench play leading to a franchise-tying eight-game win streak. The streak is over, though, because the Denver Nuggets did all of the above in a 97-92 victory over the Grizzlies Monday night at the FedExForum. The Nuggets held a 47-33 edge in rebounding, and that was connected to a 34-23 advantage in bench scoring. Down the stretch when Denver needed a play inside, backup center JaVale McGee came through. He had 13 of his 15 points in the second half and also grabbed 11 rebounds. The Nuggets (4-7) were led by Danilo Gallinari, who scored 26 points. Kenneth Faried was the only other starter in double figures with 13. Gallinari made two huge plays in the game's final 90 seconds, making a steal and eventually converting it for a three-point shot and a four-point Denver lead. Memphis (8-2), losing for the first time sinc...
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