With the support of victorious inertia, The Nuggets have taken another successful step to declare themselves in the top four at the NBA Western Conference, with a record of 32-18, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and at the same time they are chasing the Clippers, third in the area. Denver stretched their good time with a comfortable win, this time at the expense of Detroit, who won 134-119.
As part of this victory, Facunda Campazzo had an interesting contribution. Kordovan again had a good number of minutes before the unexpected loss of Jamal Murray, the starting guard. In this context, the Argentine made 22 minutes of play – a period in which scored 6 points (2/3 in the top three and 0/3 in the doubles), 5 assists and theft, plus a loss and 3 personal fouls.
Mike Malone led Campazzo when he averaged the first quarter, while Denver dropped four points (18-14), with the idea of improving defense, the Nuggets ’weakest point. Cordovan was focused on that contribution, which led to a marked improvement in the team, including two threes, which he scored, thanks to assistants Barton and Milsap, respectively; the latter closed the first section of the Nuggets to 39-32.
This good start continued in the second quarter, increasing Argentina’s assists, including a “direct pass”. Here, the performance of the second block of Denver was very good, who managed to keep (and stretch) the difference during the break of the starters. Michael Porter Jr. stood out (he finished with 25 points and 7 rebounds) and Denver started putting the game on the right track to take it with some comfort, increasing it to 14. Campazzo came out with five minutes.
The Argentine team’s thinker came back in the third quarter but missed a couple of trays and was a bit inaccurate; He left after committing a couple of personal fouls and re-entered the final quarter, already with a definite game to add two more passes.
Again Nikola Jokic was a figure of Denver. The Serbian pivot registered 27 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. What Will Barton did was also good: 24 points and 6 healings for the Nuggets, who will be local again on Wednesday night; this time against the San Antonio Spurs.
In “Detroit” the best was Jeremy Grant (29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists); Sadic Bay helped (25 goals) in a match that was determined in advance. The last time the pistons were in the East, 15-36.