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           === Denver wins 11th straight in victory over Memphis ===
 
 Denver,  CO (Sports Network) - Kosta Koufos registered a double-double with 18
 points  and  16 rebounds and led  the Denver Nuggets  to an 87-80 win over the
 Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
 
 Koufos  shot  7-of-9 from  the field  for the  Nuggets, who  are on an 11-game
 winning  streak. Danilo  Gallinari scored  15  points while  Corey Brewer  and
 Andre Miller had 11 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench.
 
 "This  is  a huge win for  us to beat such  a good team," said Koufos. "We got
 things  going defensively  pretty early  in  the game,  and that  leads to  us
 getting offense."
 
 Zach Randolph posted 18 points and 18 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards,
 for the Grizzlies, who came into the game with a six-game winning streak. Marc
 Gasol had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Tayshaun Prince and Mike
 Conley scored 11 points apiece.
 
 "We  got away from what we wanted to do," said Gasol. "We just didn't have any
 kind of counter for what they were throwing at us."
 
 Tied  78-78  with 2:13 remaining, the  Nuggets went on  a 9-2 spurt to end the
 game.
 
 After  the first  quarter, the  Nuggets  had a  23-18 lead.  Denver shot  52.4
 percent from the field, while Memphis shot just 29.6 percent.
 
 Miller  made a  layup to start the second quarter, but the Grizzlies responded
 with a 6-0 spurt to cut the deficit to 25-24 with 9:18 left.
 
 Denver  would extend  its lead by nine, 46-37, with two minutes remaining, but
 Memphis went on a 10-2 surge in the remainder of the half. Jerryd Bayless made
 a layup at the buzzer to bring them within one, 48-47, at halftime.
 
 The  Grizzlies kept the offense rolling in the third and began the period on a
 7-0 run to give them a 54-48 advantage with 9 1/2 minutes to go.
 
 The Nuggets had trouble shooting in the frame, making just 20 percent of their
 shots, and the Grizzlies would have a 66-58 lead entering the fourth.
 
 However,  in the  fourth, the Grizzlies appeared  to have run out of gas. They
 were  outscored 29-14 in the quarter, as they shot just 17.6 percent while the
 Nuggets made 62.5 percent of their shots.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Denver  was  1-for-12 from  three-point range, with  Gallinari making the only
 shot  from behind  the arc ... The Grizzlies  did not make a field goal in the
 final  3:59 of the  game ... Denver won the season-series 3-1 ... The Nuggets'
 11-game winning streak is their longest in 30 years.
 
 
 
 03/16 01:36:08 ET