Although Facundo Campazzo was able to reverse his bad start to the season and returned to complete another good game, the Denver Nuggets continues to be involved in a bad streak of results and injuries, which on Tuesday night added in both areas: they lost 119-100 against Portland to reaching the fifth consecutive loss and forward PJ Dozier suffered a serious injury that will surely leave him out for the remainder of the season.

Campazzo completed the night with eight points, five assists, two rebounds and three steals in nearly 29 minutes on the field, making it clear that he regained the confidence of his coach Michael Malone. Given the wave of injuries that has been affecting the squad, including the team’s star, Nikola Jokic, the indefinite absence of Michael Porter Jr, and that Canadian Jamal Murray still has a month and a half more to recover, the Argentine returned to have prominence in the rotation and the confidence of the technician responded.

Beyond Campazzo’s good work, the Nuggets suffered the absences again and paid dearly for the last three minutes of the second quarter, when they went from winning 49-48 to losing 66-52 at halftime. Since then, the Blazers managed the game and took the victory. To top it off, Malone added some new bad news as Dozier, one of the team’s most reliable substitutes, suffered a ligament injury to his knee that will cause him to miss the rest of the season.

The next game for the Nuggets, who are anxiously awaiting the return of Jokic, will be the Friday before Milwaukee Bucks, the reigning NBA champions.



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