Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/12
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Ty Lawson knew the Memphis Grizzlies had the NBA's best record and that the Grizzlies had been doing things early in the season they'd never done before, such as dropping in 3-pointers like layups. However, the true motivation for the Nuggets guard Monday night was to beat the Grizzlies much the same way Memphis handled Denver recently. "The last couple years when we come down here, they outworked us, they beat us up a bit," Lawson said. "We made it a point this time to make sure it didn't happen." Lawson and his teammates achieved that goal, escaping Memphis with a 97-92 victory that snapped the Grizzlies' franchise-record-tying, eight-game winning streak. Denver forward Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 26 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 12.7 seconds left that gave the Nuggets a 96-92 lead. Memphis, which prides itself on blue-collar basketball, faced a physical battle. The Nuggets, the NBA's best rebounding team, dominated the Grizzlies 4...
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