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Gay led Memphis with 11 points at the half.
Neither team led by more than five points in the opening two quarters, with eight lead changes and nine ties. There ended up being 12 ties and 12 lead changes in a tight game.
Memphis opened the second half with a 12-4 run, but McGee had eight points in the frame for the Nuggets to cut the Grizzlies' advantage to 70-69 entering the fourth.
Denver would carry its rally into the final frame with eight straight points, including six by Faried. The two teams would continue exchanging leads throughout the fourth, and were still tied at 87 with 3:35 left.
Memphis took a 92-88 lead on Randolph's tip-in with 2:14 left, but the Grizzlies didn't score again.
NOTES: The Grizzlies ended up matching the franchise-best eight-game winning streak from January 2004. ... The loss also snapped Memphis' 15-game regular-season winning streak at home. ... Denver had lost three straight to the Grizzlies, all last year by a total of seven points. ... Denver has outrebounded its opponents in nine of the last 10 games. ... The NBA announced before the game that Randolph was fined $25,000 for his confrontation with Kendrick Perkins after both were ejected from a game in Oklahoma City last week.
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