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Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies
The Denver Nuggets (13-23) will be hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies (19-18) on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Nuggets finally put a halt to a six-game skid on Wednesday night, edging the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road in a low-scoring affair, 78-74. Danilo Gallinari led the team in production as one of only two players on the team to score in double digits, putting up 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Gallinari also made 6 of 7 shots from the foul line. Kostas Papanikolaou scored a double-double off the bench with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Denver shot a putrid 35.8% from the field. The team is 8th worst in the NBA in both offense and defense, averaging 98.8 points and allowing opponents to put up 103.4 points per game. The Nuggets are 5-11 at home and will return from Memphis for an eight-game stand at Pepsi Center against some of the best teams in the West, including Golden State and Oklahoma City.
The Grizzlies have been the picture of inconsistency all season long, losing their latest game on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-94, as they remain in third place in the Southwest Division. Mario Chalmers, who has been a boon for the team since being acquired for their 2105-16 campaign, led Memphis in scoring off the bench with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists, making 4 of 8 three-point attempts in the process. Chalmers is averaging 10.5 points for the team on the season. Matt Barnes added 13 points but wasn’t able to find a rhythm from long range, putting in only one triple in six attempts. Friday’s contest will be the first of a six-game stretch at home for the Grizzlies