Beyond not having scored ten or more points as had happened in his last five presentations, Facundo Campazzo rounded off a great night in Denver Nuggets 111-106 win over Portland Trail Blazers for the NBA regular season.
Without so much effectiveness in the pitches, the Argentine point guard more than fulfilled other very important functions for the team: defense and distribution of the ball. Scored only three points (1/4 on triples and missed his only double attempt), but he provided six assists, several with plenty of category, three bounces, a steal and a flip in 25 minutes on the court so that the Colorado team could celebrate against a direct rival in the Play Offs fight. What’s more, He tried to surround Damian Lillard, one of the best point guards in the competition.
In a game-changing clash from start to finish, which at one point had the Nuggets up by 11 points and then down in the third quarter, the keys were in the tips of Nikola Jokic, who finished with 41 touchdowns and five assists, and Jamal murray, with 24 points, eight assists and five rebounds.
In this way, Those led by Michael Malone managed to leave behind last Sunday’s 123-115 defeat against the Atlanta Hawks, have 17 victories and 14 falls in the league, and march in seventh place in the Western Conference. Portland, meanwhile, was fifth at 18-13. Campazzo’s next Nuggets game will be Thursday with the Washington Wizards, starting at 11pm.