Wednesday, August 17 2022

Through 2 Quarters

Down 18 at the end of last quarter, the Denver Nuggets have now snagged the lead. They currently hold a 57-56 lead over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Small forward Will Barton has led the way so far for Denver, as he has 13 points and four assists in addition to two steals and two rebounds. One thing to keep an eye out for is Nikola Jokic’s foul situation as he currently sits at three.

Memphis has been relying on point guard Ja Morant, who has nine points and five assists along with five boards and two steals, and small forward Kyle Anderson, who has 14 points along with three rebounds.

Who’s Playing

Denver @ Memphis

Current Records: Denver 4-3; Memphis 4-3

What to Know

The Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday at FedExForum. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest.

Denver is out to make up for these teams’ game on Monday. The Grizzlies came out on top against the Nuggets by a score of 106-97. Point guard Ja Morant and point guard Tyus Jones were among the main playmakers for Memphis as the former had 26 points and eight assists in addition to seven boards and the latter shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Memphis’ win brought them up to 4-3 while Denver’s loss pulled them down to an identical 4-3. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Memphis has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.60% from the floor on average, which is the third highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. The Nuggets’ defense has more to brag about, as they they rank first in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 98.1 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: FedExForum — Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: Altitude Sports & Entertainmnt
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Nuggets are a slight 1-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Grizzlies as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won 11 out of their last 21 games against Memphis.

  • Nov 01, 2021 – Memphis 106 vs. Denver 97
  • Apr 26, 2021 – Denver 120 vs. Memphis 96
  • Apr 19, 2021 – Denver 139 vs. Memphis 137
  • Mar 12, 2021 – Denver 103 vs. Memphis 102
  • Jan 28, 2020 – Memphis 104 vs. Denver 96
  • Dec 28, 2019 – Denver 119 vs. Memphis 110
  • Nov 17, 2019 – Denver 131 vs. Memphis 114
  • Jan 28, 2019 – Denver 95 vs. Memphis 92
  • Dec 10, 2018 – Denver 105 vs. Memphis 99
  • Nov 07, 2018 – Memphis 89 vs. Denver 87
  • Mar 17, 2018 – Memphis 101 vs. Denver 94
  • Mar 02, 2018 – Denver 108 vs. Memphis 102
  • Jan 12, 2018 – Denver 87 vs. Memphis 78
  • Nov 24, 2017 – Denver 104 vs. Memphis 92
  • Feb 26, 2017 – Memphis 105 vs. Denver 98
  • Feb 01, 2017 – Memphis 119 vs. Denver 99
  • Nov 08, 2016 – Memphis 108 vs. Denver 107
  • Mar 30, 2016 – Denver 109 vs. Memphis 105
  • Feb 29, 2016 – Memphis 103 vs. Denver 96
  • Jan 21, 2016 – Memphis 102 vs. Denver 101
  • Jan 08, 2016 – Memphis 91 vs. Denver 84

Injury Report for Memphis

  • Dillon Brooks: Out (Hand)

Injury Report for Denver

  • Vlatko Cancar: Out (Hip)
  • Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)



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