The Denver Nuggets were in danger of suffering their worst loss of the season Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies, which is saying something considering some of their previous defeats. On Jan. 6, they committed 26 turnovers and fell to the lowly Sacramento Kings on the road. Four days later, they lost to the Atlanta Hawks at home. On Tuesday, they blew a 19-point lead against the Boban Marjanovic-led Los Angeles Clippers.

There have been some bad losses, but dropping a game to the tanking Memphis Grizzlies on Friday would’ve represented a new low. Denver led by as many as 16 points in the second half. With less than a minute to go, its lead was down to two. The Nuggets, who were struggling to get anything going on offense, desperately needed someone to step up late in the game.

Gary Harris did.

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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.