Jokic triple-double Nuggets send Grizzlies losing streak Gordon 24 points Morant 35+10
The NBA regular season continues in the 2022-23 season, and the Denver Nuggets (19 wins and 11 losses) have won consecutive victories. Gordon scored 24 points, and Jokic sent a triple-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. They led the team to establish a big score advantage in the first quarter and firmly controlled the situation. The Nuggets beat the Memphis Ashes 105-91 at home. Bears (19-11). The Nuggets won 2 consecutive victories, and the Grizzlies suffered 2 consecutive losses.
Gordon of the Nuggets scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Brown scored 16 points and 5 rebounds, Jokic sent a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists, Braun scored 13 points , Pope scored 12 points and 7 rebounds, and Hyland scored 12 points. Morant of the Grizzlies had 35 points and 10 assists, Brooks had 11 points and 7 rebounds, Clark had 10 points and 5 rebounds, and Adams had 4 points and 10 rebounds.
Murray of the Nuggets was absent, and Braun replaced him in the starting lineup. Shortly after the start of the game, Brown hit a three-pointer, and he led the team to a 13-2 lead. Morant temporarily stopped the bleeding in singles, Brown and Gordon scored in turn, and the Nuggets expanded their advantage. Brooks hit a jumper, Pope made a three-pointer, Jokic turned and hit a jumper, and the Nuggets led 26-10 with 3 minutes and 35 seconds left in the first quarter. Adams and Aldama took turns to score, and the Nuggets were not to be outdone. Hyland and Najib jointly responded with 7 points. At the end of the first quarter, the Nuggets led by 21 points 35-14.
After the start of the second quarter, the two teams scored alternately. Adams, Williams and Roddy scored in turn. The Grizzlies chased to 28-43. Brown hit back with 3 points, Roddy and Morant teamed up with 4 points, and the Grizzlies were only 14 points behind. Braun responded with a three-pointer, Rhodey hit a three-pointer, Brown kept attacking and scored 4 points in a row, and the Nuggets led 55-37. Morant hit a three-pointer from the right wing, and the Grizzlies trailed by 15 points 40-55 at halftime.
Brown of the Nuggets scored 12 points and 4 rebounds in the first half; Morant of the Grizzlies scored 13 points and 8 assists.
Morant and Brooks each scored 4 points to start the third quarter, and the Grizzlies chased to 48-57. Gordon responded with 3 points, and the two teams each scored a few points later. Jokic hit a three-pointer and led the team to a 7-0 spurt. At 4 minutes and 10 seconds into this section, the Nuggets led 69-53. Morant chased another 4 points, Jokic, Kancal and Braun hit three-pointers in turn, and the Nuggets stretched their advantage to 20 points. Morant scored 6 points and led the team to chase 7 points in a row. Hyland hit back with a jumper. Morant made a three-pointer and Brooks made a running shot. The Grizzlies narrowed the gap to 10 points. Hyland hit a three-pointer from the left wing, and the Nuggets led by 13 points 84-71 at the end of the three quarters.
Hyland made a free throw to kick off the fourth quarter. Clark was in good shape and scored 6 points in a row to narrow the gap. Brown ran and shot back, Clark and Jackson teamed up for 6 points, and the Grizzlies trailed by 5 points 84-89 with 6 minutes and 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Gordon stepped forward to fight back with 7 points to help the team reopen. Morant hit a three-pointer. Green, Jokic and Gordon scored 6 points together. With 1:50 left in the fourth quarter, the Nuggets scored 102 points. -87 lead. The Grizzlies were unable to make a comeback at this time, and they lost 91-106.
Grizzlies starting lineup: Morant, Konchal, Brooks, Jackson, Adams
Nuggets starting lineup: Braun, Brown, Pope, Gordon, Jokic