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Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray lead Denver past Memphis 108-104

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Oct 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-27 23:02:10-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, Jamal Murray also had 22 points as the Denver Nuggets thwarted fourth quarter rally by Memphis to defeat the Grizzlies 108-104.

Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the defending champions as Denver won its second straight to open the season.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 21 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while Marcus Smart finished with 20 points and five assists.

Desmond Bane had 15 points despite going 4 of 17 from the floor and 1 of 10 from 3-point range.