The Argentinian Facundo Campazzo played a good game in the triumph 99 to 95 of Denver nuggets on Oklahoma City Thunder, with one point, eight assists, four rebounds and a cap in 22 minutes played. With a great performance of Nikola Jokic and Austin Rivers, those of Colorado were left with their second consecutive victory in the Western Conference of the NBA.
The Cordovan base was the maximum assist of the night along with his rival Josh Giddey, with eight each, while Jokic and Rivers, with 22 points, led the scoring. Denver, irregular walk in the season (has 20 wins and 18 losses), won six of the last ten games and is sixth in the standings of the Western Conference, which dominates the Golden State Warriors (30-9).
Facu returned to deliver luxury passes, characteristic in his game, and reached for the second time this season the eight assists, his second-best mark in the league (His record was achieved last Sunday, with 12 against the Houston Rockets, where he also scored 22 points).
The negative side of the night for Campazzo It was his effectiveness in the face of the rival basket: barely scored a free throw of the two that he had and missed in his four field goals, three of them from three points. Although the Cordovan does not stand out for his points, did not exceed ten goals in the last four games played.
On the other hand, the figure of the meeting was the Serbian Nikola Jokic, as is customary on the Denver team: 22 points, 18 rebounds, six assists and one steal in 33 minutes to achieve victory. Austin rivers, another who had an outstanding performance, added 22 points, five rebounds, one assist and three steals.
This Sunday night’s game It could not be the reunion between two Argentines from the National Team: Until recently, in Oklahoma was the santiagueño Gabriel Deck, who was cut by the team and returned to Real Madrid. The one from Colonia Dora had a very brief stint in the NBA and, before the news of the cut, Campazzo went to bank on Twitter with a short but forceful message: “Tortu is NBA”.
WHEN WILL FACU PLAY AGAIN?
Denver will play this Wednesday, January 12 at 00:30 against the Los Angeles Clippers as a visitor, and at 12 p.m. on Friday he will receive Portland Trail Blazers.
The next challenge for the Nuggets will be to catch up with the Dallas Mavericks in fifth position., the team of crack Luka Doncic, which has two more games played and two more victories than Denver, although he maintains a positive streak of six consecutive wins.
Facu Campazzo and Austin Rivers in the win against Oklahoma. (REUTERS)
HOW THE NBA FOLLOWS
This Monday from 21, Detroit Pistons host Utah Jazz, while Charlotte hornets will be local before Milwaukee bucks. Later, at 9:30 p.m., New York Knicks will play San Antonio Spurs Y Boston Celtics will face Indiana Pacers. The night will continue with the duel between Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, at 22.
The last matches of the day will be from 12 o’clock at night in Argentina between Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers Y Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets.
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NBA: Campazzo and a show of assists in the triumph of Denver