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Nuggets wipe out 25-point deficit to serve Grizzlies a historic loss

Mike Singer
The Denver Post
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, confers with referee Tyler Ford during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Denver. Jokic, a 7-footer from Serbia, is leading the Nuggets to new heights so far this season with his style of play in the pivot. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Long before the Nuggets could celebrate one of the best wins of the season, coach Michael Malone gave his starters a halftime ultimatum.

After an embarrassing first two quarters saw the Grizzlies build a 19-point lead while dismantling the Nuggets’ offense, Denver’s fiery coach gave his starters five minutes to prove they still wanted — and deserved — to be out on the court.

Nikola Jokic wouldn’t even say what choice words Malone had shared with them at the break before they wrested the 95-92 win away from the Grizzlies and forced the biggest blown lead in Memphis’ regular season history.

But it got worse before it got better.

Read the full story via The Denver Post.