Randolph, Memphis Overcome Mozgov, Denver

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Randolph, Memphis Overcome Mozgov, Denver
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Timofey Mozgov tied a career high with 23 points in tonight's contest, unfortunately Denver needed him to score just one more point. With seven seconds remaining in the game and the Nuggets down by three points, Mozgov received the inbound pass from the sideline just outside the three point line. He launched a wide open three pointer that had the line, but not the distance as it hit front iron. Mozgov hustled to his own rebound, but instead of kicking it out to another Nugget from deep, he seemed to panic and just threw down a two handed jam. The Nuggets were left with no other option to foul, down one with 0.7 seconds remaining. Courtney Lee made his first free throw, and knowing Denver had no more timeouts left, intentionally missed his second free throw. Kenneth Faried pulled down the rebound, but time expired before he could heave a 90 foot prayer. The game was over. Memphis won 94-92.

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