Nuggets fall to Grizzlies in final Summer League contest

The Denver Nuggets wrapped up their stint in the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League last night with a 84-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The game was highly contested through the first three quarters, but the Nuggets gave up 28 points in the fourth en route to losing by seven.

Notre Dame product Luke Harangody led the way for Denver off the bench with 17 points on 45 percent shooting in 21 minutes. Harangody drilled three of his four three-point attempts. Rookie Erick Green tallied 12 points and two dimes in 18 minutes off the bench. C.J. Harris started at the point and scored 13 points off an impressive five of eight shooting.

Quincy Miller started the game but logged just 13 minutes and had six points on two of six shooting. Evan Fournier also started but played just eight minutes in the team’s final summer league game. Jordan Hamilton did not play against the Grizzlies per coach’s decision.

Six players scored double figures for the Grizzlies led by 16 points apiece from Donte Greene and Gerald Robinson.

Denver finished the Las Vegas Summer League recording just one win and were outscored 546-473 over the six games. The young Nuggets gave up an average of 91 points per game.




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  • Charliemyboy

    Consistency and Passion
    That is the primary focus for management. Can the player be counted on almost all the time. I remember when Ty was chided for giving his all, and then disappearing. Toward the end of the year, you knew what he could do and what he did. Evan started with passion this summer, then lost confidence. Someone kick his butt… he’s better than that! This is the difference in age and experience, and attitude. Passion; relentlessness. I just saw some clips of Jordan rising above every tough center during his time. In their face, with power and grace. Charles Barkley. Faried has that passion. Actually, Corey used to play for us that way. This is more important than performance, consistency and passion. Too bad Harangody doesn’t quite have the talent to do real well; he seems to have the passion and confidence. I don’t know what the coaches can do, but I think anger or fear can be a motivator. Kobe has an anger perspective. It’s like, on every play, every day, the attitude has to be: “I don’t give a flip what you can do or who you are, eat this!” Faried has it. Fearlessness. Ty is getting it. Andre Miller has it! Have to dismiss this summer as non-existent due to the performance. There has to be more K-A.