The Denver Nuggets won nine of their first 10 games in large part because of their defense. It has been a focus for this season, and it seems to be working well, and it was on point in Memphis on Wednesday.
It was the offense that was lacking in an 89-87 loss to the Grizzlies.
The good news for the Nuggets (9-2) is they are heading home, where they are 6-0 and have no trouble scoring. They host the Brooklyn Nets, who have won two straight and three of their last four. Denver will try to turn rebound from a loss in which it shot 39 percent and scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.
The goal is keeping the defensive effort the same.
"My hope is that as the year goes on, our defense remains a constant," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after Wednesday's loss. "It's an anchor to our team no matter what's going on on offense."
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