DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets plodded along for three quarters before beating Memphis at its own game.
Hardly known as a half-court team, the high-flying Nuggets had to resort to set plays and setting picks to finally break free.
Turns out, they're pretty good at it, especially when they dump the ball inside to Kosta Koufos.
Koufos scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, helping the Nuggets rally to knock off the Grizzlies 87-80 on Friday night for their 11th straight victory, their longest streak in 30 years.
This is definitely an offense Koufos could get used to.
Only, he'd rather not.
"We want to maintain being a running team," the 7-foot center said. "We need to keep going and attacking."
That wasn't possible against the Grizzlies, the best defensive team in the league. They clogged the passing lanes and clamped down on fast breaks. The Nuggets were growing frustrated, too, and the crowd restless.
The Nuggets hadn't been shut down like this in quite a...