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                         === Grizzlies rout Nuggets ===
 Memphis,  TN  ( - Zach  Randolph had 20 points, six rebounds
 and  five assists as the Memphis Grizzlies routed the Denver Nuggets 120-99 on
 Saturday night.
 Ed  Davis netted  17 points,  while  Jerryd Bayless  added 15  points for  the
 Grizzlies,  who  had dropped  six of  their last eight  games heading into the
 Mike  Conley  tallied 14  points, six  rebounds and  four assists, while James
 Johnson registered 14 points, seven rebounds and six helpers in the triumph.
 "We're  playing  very hard, we're  playing very good basketball," Conley said.
 "It's starting to click for a lot of guys."
 Ty  Lawson  had 20  points and  eight assists  for Denver,  which has lost six
 straight, and Wilson Chandler added 19.
 The  Grizzlies trailed 56-55  at the break, but a 12-2 run to start the second
 half helped them seize control of the contest. Conley netted six points during
 the  surge, which  was capped on two  Randolph free throws for a 67-58 Memphis
 margin with 7:58 left in the third.
 Memphis,  which outscored Denver 30-16 in the third, took an 85-72 spread into
 the  final frame, where  the Grizzlies led by as many as 26 before cruising to
 the easy win.
 "We  gave up 30  points in the third quarter and 35 in the fourth quarter. You
 are  not  going to  win any  games, especially  on the  road, against any team
 giving up numbers like that," Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said.
 Denver led 29-27 after a quarter of play.
                                   Game Notes
 Memphis  scored 29  points off 16 Denver turnovers ... The Grizzlies shot 51.6
 percent  (47-of-91) from  the floor and 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from beyond the
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