It was not an easy night for the Denver nuggets. The set of Facundo Campazzo visited this Tuesday Utah Jazz in what ended up being a night to be forgotten. Besides the defeat by 122 to 110 that sowed several doubts in the defensive aspect, those from Denver they lost their best player, Nikola Jokic, for a blow to his knee that did not allow him to re-enter. For its part, the Cordovan added 3 points and 2 rebounds.
Jokic’s gestures of pain after the blow. (AP)
It was a night in which the result, to some extent, took a back seat. Less than two minutes to the end of the first half, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic collided his right knee with his opponent’s, Rudy gobert. With great gestures of pain, he lay on the floor for a few minutes, after which he was permanently replaced.
Jokic was playing a brilliant match, as usual, added 24 points 6 rebounds and 6 assists with 3-3 on triples in just 15 minutes within the field. Despite the concern it generated after the coup, Jokic wanted to re-enter, although the coach, Michael Malone, he preferred to take care of it.
A ligament injury was ruled out. (AP)
Already without their best player on the court, the Nuggets suffered from a team that becomes very strong at home. With great contributions from Hassan Whiteside and Rudy Gobert finally Utah Jazz took it by 12 of difference and accumulated his third victory in three disputed.
When are the Nuggets playing again?
With two defeats and two victories in four games played, Denver Nuggets will host Dallas Mavericks on Friday, October 29.
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Campazzo: Denver loss and concern about Jokic’s injury