Grizzlies vs. Nuggets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Memphis Grizzlies (31-16) play against the Denver Nuggets (20-20) at Ball Arena

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Friday January 21, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 0, Denver Nuggets 0 (9:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Singer @msinger
DeMarcus Cousins is active tonight, but doesn’t sound like he’ll be in the rotation, I’m told.
Malone said before the game he’d go through pre-game warmups and then make a determination. – 9:09 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
okay… Jokic isn’t blocking that game-tying layup by Zubac 😅
Doc Rivers uses his before 3:00 timeout with Philadelphia hanging by a thread of a 93-91 lead. – 9:05 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
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where you watching from tonight? – 9:05 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
you know what time it is. – 9:05 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
1 – 9:04 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
2. – 9:04 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
3. – 9:04 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Starting 5 for the Grizzlies: Ja, Konchar, Ziaire, Trip, Adams – 8:57 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
first five out 🆚 @Denver Nuggets
🥷 @Ja Morant
🐚 @konchjitty55
🎱 @Ziaire Williams
🦄 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
🥝 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/w8h834NUR88:56 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Someone in SLC has a Big Country Vancouver Grizzlies jersey. – 8:54 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Taking a break from Nuggets coverage to solve world hunger. pic.twitter.com/3yrDuDC9De8:50 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
If I didn’t know he just had surgery, I’d think Michael Porter Jr. is suiting up tonight. His warmup before Nuggets-Grizzlies doesn’t look much different from the warmup he typically does before actually playing. A little less vertical on his jumper but that’s about it. pic.twitter.com/kwi0ry0BNS8:47 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
First 🖐️ on the floor!
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/PY8WJiVOAM8:45 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters: Morris, Barton, Gordon, Green, Jokic
DeMarcus Cousins is available tonight. – 8:42 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Rui and Yuta played each other twice in 2019-20 when Yuta was in Memphis. – 8:31 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
can’t raise the table when we are the table. pic.twitter.com/88ncAe96l98:25 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Let’s Boogie pic.twitter.com/Mt7WPRgfyF8:18 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks scored 31 points in tonight’s opening quarter on .722 FG% (13-18). Atlanta’s .722 shooting from the field marks a season-high for field goal percentage in any quarter this season (previously .708, 3rd quarter at Memphis). – 8:07 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Ready for his #MileHighBasketball debut
🎯 @Bryn Forbes pic.twitter.com/sqaYddn0Rj7:54 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
DeMarcus Cousins warms up ahead of his Nuggets debut. He looks on track to play tonight. pic.twitter.com/2l82G041kI7:53 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
DeMarcus Cousins warming up as a Denver Nugget pic.twitter.com/6Q4m7cUbZa7:48 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Boogie 💦 pic.twitter.com/AdpzsVkHVE7:48 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for pregame. Lots of good content over at grizzlybearblues.com. @bsmart21 w/ the game preview, @NathanChester24 w/ a feature on Jaren’s creation, + @J_Timberfake_’s w/ one on the passing dynamic of Adams/Bane. And a podcast from @JoeMullinax! Truly fantastic! – 7:42 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins says there’s no priority of containing Jokic or containing the other weapons, because of Jokic’s playmaking. Their post + PNR activity have to be good – 7:37 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins thought the gameplan discipline has been good against Denver this year, but Jokic is faciliating and handling more in the pick-and-roll, so that’s a different fold for sure – 7:36 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins says you gotta throw a lot of looks and activity at Nikola Jokic — who’s an elite scorer and playmaker in a vareity of ways – 7:35 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Here’s Michael Malone waxing poetic on Ja Morant. pic.twitter.com/4LzOz6FNqO7:30 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Bryn Forbes will play tonight for the Nuggets, says Coach Malone.
DeMarcus Cousins is dealing with a slight injury (Coach Malone didn’t even want to call it an “injury”), so Malone said he’ll wait and see how he feels.
Both did go through shootaround this morning. – 7:27 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone says Bryn Forbes will definitely get minutes tonight. He went through shootaround this morning. So did DeMarcus Cousins, who’s availability tonight will based on how he feels in warmups. “I anticipate it going well,” Malone says of Cousins’ 10-day deal. – 7:21 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Malone says Bryn Forbes will play tonight. DeMarcus Cousins is tbd, depending on how he feels after warm ups. – 7:18 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Re. DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Malone said he’s been dealing with a slight issue and will go through pre-game and see if he’s good to go.
But said he’s a “helluva” player and is anticipating this 10-day going well.
He went through shootaround this morning. – 7:18 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Michael Malone: Bryn Forbes is going to play. – 7:16 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Michael Malone: “Bryn Forbes is gonna play.” – 7:16 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Michael Malone on DeMarcus Cousins: “obviously I have a preexisting relationship with DeMarcus…I anticipate it going well. I’m just thankful that he’s here.” – 7:16 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Fresh cut Joker AND Bryn Forbes’ first work with the #Nuggets. pic.twitter.com/Iz3yoriT1E7:04 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Nikola Jokic is putting up some monster numbers in Denver despite missing multiple teammates due to injury.
@Hoophall forward @AlexEnglish_2 tells @Rick Kamla and @Sam Mitchell he loves what he’s seeing from the Joker #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/0VH7AC1NzB7:03 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
It’s official, DeMarcus Cousins signs 10-day contract with Nuggets nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/21/its…7:00 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
gng the remix 🧬 pic.twitter.com/75sOSMm8C06:57 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Jrue Holiday is not on the Bucks injury report tonight. After missing six games with left ankle soreness, he returned in Wednesday’s win vs. Memphis, but played only 22 minutes off the bench.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said they will be keeping an eye on him again tonight. – 6:25 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue on Zoom says rest (the guys slept in and went through a walk-through in the ballroom) was important being into the Eastern time zone and coming off a tough game at altitude in Denver a couple nights ago. – 5:40 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ty Lue on the differences between Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid: “One guy had 49, one guy had 50.” #Sixers5:38 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty on difference between Jokic and Embiid: “One had 50 and the other had 49” – 5:37 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks vs Heat has been added to ESPN on Jan. 26.
It replaces Grizzlies vs Spurs. – 5:28 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I think Joel and Joker (Jokic) think they have a favorable matchup every night.’ #Nuggets5:27 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Over the Nuggets last three games, Nikola Jokic is averaging:
30.3 points,
and
13.7 rebounds,
and
12.3 assists,
Averaging.
Oh and he’s shooting 60% from the floor, 50% from downtown and 90% from the FT line
bahahahahahahaha – 5:24 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
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Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
The Spurs’ home game against Memphis on Jan. 26will no longer be televised by ESPN, the NBA announced.
Tipoff changes from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – 5:02 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat-Knicks on Wednesday added to ESPN national schedule, in place of Grizzlies-Spurs. Game remains at 7:30 p.m. at FTX Arena. – 4:42 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
ESPN is picking up Knicks-Heat on January 26, dropping Grizzlies-Spurs. The network is also picking up Lakers-Hornets and dropping Celtics-Hawks on January 28. – 4:35 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 26 will no longer be televised nationally on ESPN. That game is being replaced by New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat. Grizzlies lose one of their seven nationally televised games. – 4:34 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Upcoming national television schedule changes involving the Knicks, Heat, Grizzlies, Spurs, Lakers, Hornets, Celtics and Hawks: pic.twitter.com/cvIuYkGA9q4:34 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
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Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
One of the hardest rappers in Memphis (@Casino_Jizzle) just teased a new song with a bar saying, “the only thing probably hard as me? The Sixers trading Ben.”
Yea Philly gotta handle that asap 🤣 – 4:27 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Excited for the Nuggets’ Shaq Harrison tribute video tonight. – 4:08 PM

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