The 33-12 Grizzlies are looking to get revenge on the 19-27 Nuggets, who are the only team to beat the Grizzlies by more than 14 points.
C - Marc Gasol - 18.9 PPG, 8.2 RPG - Key stat - Birthday boy (age 30) will look to get back at Jusuf Nurkic for showing him up after a block.
PF - Zach Randolph - 17.1 PPG, 11.9 RPG - Key stat - ZBo has 10 straight double-doubles, and is shooting 59% since being back from injury.
SF - Jeff Green - 12.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG - Key stat - Green is showing some 3 point range as a Grizzly, shooting 6% above his career average.
SG - Courtney Lee - 11.3 PPG, 47.3% from 3 - Key stat - Lee is 2nd in the NBA in 3 point percentage, behind only superhuman Kyle Korver.
PG - Beno Udrih - 7.9 PPG, 3.2 APG - Key stat - One of the top midrange shooters in the NBA fills in for injured Mike Conley.
C - Jusuf Nurkic - 6.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG - Key stat - Will deal with both ZBo and Gasol now after showing up Marc a few weeks ago.
PF - Kenneth Faried - 12.0 PPG, 8.9 RPG - Key stat - "Manimal" is having a down year.
SF - Wilson Chandler - 14.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG - Finally healthy, the man with two last names is a valuable trade chip.
SG - Arron Afflalo - 15.3 PPG, 35.0% - Key stat - The man who Kendrick Lamar wrote a verse in a song about has been Denver's top offensive player.
PG - Ty Lawson - 16.8 PPG, 10.0 APG - Key stat - Lawson is one of only two NBA players who are averaging 10.0+ assists per game.
Mike Conley will miss his second straight game with a wrist injury, Tony Allen is a game time decision.
The Nuggets are the only team the Grizzlies have played who have beaten them by more than 14 points.
Ty Lawson was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI.