By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Memphis Grizzlies long losing streak is over. They had previously suffered through 19 straight losses in this disappointing 2017-18 season.
The Grizzlies defeated the Denver Nuggets, 101-94, at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.
With the win, the Grizzlies improved to 19-50. This was their first win since they defeated the Phoenix Suns, 120-109, on Jan. 29th, also in Memphis.
The 19-game losing streak was the second-longest in franchise history. They had a 23-game losing streak as a member of the Vancouver Grizzlies from Feb. 16 through April 2, 1996.
The 19-game losing streak was the longest of any team this season. It also was longer than the 11-game losing streak the team had from Nov. 11th through Dec. 2, before getting a 95-92 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 4.
The Nuggets fell to 38-32 with the loss. Denver has now lost two out of their last three games, as they also lost 112-103 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, March 13th.
Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 24 points. He also had five rebounds, one assist, and one block.
Brooks was one of four Memphis players, who scored in double-figures. Tyreke Evans scored 20 points, while Wayne Selden Jr. added 16 points and Marc Gasol had 14 points.
The Grizzlies had 28 bench points. Selden Jr. scored all of his 16 points off of the bench.
Nikola Jokić led the Nuggets with 17 points. He also had 12 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and four steals.
Jokić was one of six Denver players, who scored in double-digits. Jamal Murray had 16 points, while Paul Millsap and Trey Lyles scored 12 points.
Wilson Chandler and Devin Harris scored 10 points each.
The Nuggets had 31 bench points. Lyles led the bench with 12 points.
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