Jan 3, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (21) watches as Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson (10) gets past Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 111-108. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets Finally Win, Beat Grizzlies

The Denver Nuggets finally ended their 8 game losing skid by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 111-108. It might have took a while, but the Nuggets finally got a win. The win will only give the Nuggs momentum going forward, and there is obviously much room to grow. Now, the Nuggets will look to string some wins together so that they can back on the right track in the West.

Having a big game for Denver was Ty Lawson. The point-guard had 18 points to go along with 12 assists. Lawson is quietly having a big year, and he truly deserves an all-star spot. Kenneth Faried had a nice game for the Nuggs by scoring 12 points. His hard work never goes unseen on the court and this is why he is such a fan favorite in Denver.

The bench came out of hibernation last night as they scored 49 points. Nate Robinson had 15 points, and big man Timofey Mozgov had 16. Also having a nice game off the bench was Evan Fournier who scored 12 points. It is really encouraging to see the Nuggets bench step up since they are so deep. If the bench can be consistent, they will definitely help the Nuggs win more games in the future.

Zach Randolph and Mike Conley Jr. had big games for the Grizzlies. Randolph went off for 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Nuggets front-court has to do a better job of defending opposing big men as they have struggled to all season. I predicted a good match-up between the point-guards and fans saw just that. Conley Jr. had 23 points and 8 assist. He has developed into a solid point-guard, and has the potential to be one of the best in the West.

The Nuggets record is now 15-17. Hopefully more wins our on the way for the Nuggs, and they can turn their season around. Ty Lawson will have to continue to lead the team in scoring, and Kenneth Faried must keep up his hard work on the court. The Nuggs don’t play until tomorrow when they take on the Los Angles Lakers.

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