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Memphis at Denver: Game Preview, Start Time, & Game Info

Memphis closes in Denver the month of February and a mini road trip of three games.

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Who: Memphis Grizzlies (34-24) at Denver Nuggets (23-36)

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver

When: 8:00pm (CT), Monday February 29th

How to Watch: Fox Sports Southeast

How to Listen: ESPN 92.9FM Memphis

Injury report:

Memphis Grizzlies:
Brandan Wright (knee) - questionable
Tony Allen (knee) - questionable
Marc Gasol (foot) - out
Jordan Adams (knee) - out
Denver:
Danilo Gallinari (ankle) - out
Wilson Chandler (hip) - out

Memphis puts an end to a three game road trip in Denver after defeating the Lakers and losing against the Suns. The team has a 6-4 record this month for a 34-24 overall. Despite Marc Gasol's season ending injury early in the month has been devastating news, the playoff hopes remain intact. Leaving aside the disappointing loss against Phoenix, the Grizzlies have done a decent job in the games without Gasol for a 4-2 record.

In the absence of Gasol, Mike Conley has been the thermometer of this team. In the wins, he has shown his ability to lead the Grizzlies. In the losses, he has been mostly inconsistent shooting under 30 per cent from the floor.

The newcomers have been playing a higher amount of minutes in Memphis than in their previous teams. It was undoubtedly good timing that the schedule was easier upon their arrival. That gave them time to adjust in a series of games where Memphis dominated and that probably helped them to feel more comfortable on the floor.

Lance Stephenson has been the steady guy for the Grizzlies in wins and losses. Can he become the scorer and ball handler Memphis has been looking for in the past years? He has not been at the level of the Indiana years since he left, and after trying in two different teams where his value as a player has plummeted. Memphis, in any case, has proved to convert players drifting around into valuable assets.

P.J. Hairston has shown signs of why he was a first round draft pick. The question is if he can become a consistent 3 and D player. Can he develop into a player like Demarre Carroll or Wesley Matthews? It looks rather farfetched at this stage but only time will tell.

Chris Andersen has played more in Memphis in a few games than over three months in Miami. The absence of Gasol and, possibly, Brandan Wright makes his contribution even more significant in tonight's game.

Denver is having another disappointing season even though they surprised the Clippers last week and nearly stole one in Dallas during the weekend. It is a game that Memphis needs to win before the schedule gets tougher, starting this weekend against Utah.

Prediction

Denver 103, Memphis 107