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Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay had 19 points in his return to the lineup, lifting the Memphis Grizzlies over the Denver Nuggets, 81-72, on Saturday.

Gay, who also pulled down six rebounds, missed Wednesday's game against Philadelphia due to personal reasons.

Zach Randolph added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies, who improved to 13-3 at home this season.

JaVale McGee, Corey Brewer and Andre Iguodala had 12 points apiece for the Nuggets, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Kenneth Faried tallied 11 points.

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