He had minutes again! After two games without action for Facundo Campazzo with Denver NuggetsCoach Mike Malone put the point guard back on the court. His team defeated Brooklyn Nets by 124 to 104 and the Argentine National Team player made his contribution.
With a new outstanding performance by Nikola Jockic, the Nuggets have reached 29 wins so far in the regular season and are sixth in the Western Conference. the serbian returned to contribute a triple-double (27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists), while Facu Campazzo was only on the pitch for two minutes and contributed three points (a triple), plus a steal.
In these 125 seconds, Facu had a leading role in attack and defense. On the first play he committed a foul that sent his rival to the free throw line, but then responded with a triple on his only attempt at the basket. The other category on his spreadsheet that didn’t end in zero was thefts, a trademark of the house. Brooklyn Nets did not know how to take care of the orange and Campazzo, always quick and attentive, intercepted the pass.
Barton, who is not usually a partner in Facu’s game, finished with 21 points, being the winner’s second top scorer and with 58% effectiveness at the hoop. Morris, the starting point guard in the absence of Jamal Murray, left with 12 points and 50% at the basket, while Forbes, champion last season with the Milwaukee Bucks and former teammate of Manu Ginóbili, finished with 11 (44%).
Will Barton attacking the hoop (Photo: AFP).
On the other hand, Steve Nash’s team could not count on his Big-3. The only one present was Kyrie Irvingwhich added 27 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Kevin Durantdue to knee problems, and james harden, due to an inconvenience in the posterior, could not be present. Currently, the Nets are an infirmary: LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Claxton, Joe Harris and Paul Millsap were also unable to play..
THE NEGATIVE STREAK OF FACU
Before this duel, Campazzo had gone two games without appearing in the Denver Nuggets rotation. The Argentine point guard was not taken into account to play the matches against Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, both team losses. In this way, Facu cut the streak of inactivity and returned to have a little action.
THE NUMBERS OF CAMPAZZO
ANDThis was the 50th game for Facu in the 2021/22 season of the NBA. The 30-year-old point guard averages 6 points, 3.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. In field goals he has an effectiveness of 37.8% and from the perimeter 30.9%, something to improve in his game to earn more time on the court. Also, he sinks 80.3% of the free kicks he executes.
WHAT ROLE WILL FACU PLAY IN DENVER?
Those press conferences in which Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets DT, praised and highlighted the production of Facundo Campazzo seem to be a thing of the past. The Cordovan is participating in the so-called garbage minutes. In Malone’s consideration, five players are above Campazzo today: Monte Morris, Will Barton, Austin Rivers, Bone Hyland and newcomer Bryn Forbes.
POSITIONS IN THE NBA
1- Miami Heat (34-20)
2- Chicago Bulls (33-20)
3-Milwaukee Bucks (33-21)
4- Philadelphia 76ers (32-21)
5-Cleveland Cavaliers (32-21)
6- Toronto Raptors (28-23)
7-Brooklyn Nets (29-24)
8-Boston Celtics (29-25)
9-Charlotte Hornets (28-26)
10- Atlanta Hawks (25-27)
11-Washington Wizards (24-28)
12- New York Knicks (24-29)
13- Indiana Pacers (19-35)
14-Detroit Pistons (12-41)
15- Orlando Magic (12-42)
1-Phoenix Suns (42-10)
2- Golden State Warriors (40-13)
3-Memphis Grizzlies (37-18)
4- Utah Jazz (32-21)
5-Dallas Mavericks (30-23)
6- Denver Nuggets (29-24)
7-Minnesota Timberwolves (28-25)
8- Los Angeles Clippers (27-27)
9- Los Angeles Lakers (26-28)
10- Portland Trail Blazers (21-33)
11- New Orleans Pelicans (20-32)
12- San Antonio Spurs (20-34)
13- Sacramento Kings (20-35)
14- Oklahoma City Thunder (17-35)
15- Houston Rockets (15-37)
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Campazzo once again had minutes in the NBA