With Campazzo starting, Denver beat Curry’s fearsome Warriors

The Cordovan base Facundo Campazzo started for the first time this season and in the great victory that the Denver Nuggets obtained as visitors over the best team of the season, the Golden State Warriors, by 89 to 86, while the forward from Santiago Gabriel Deck returned to playing after almost two months of inactivity, in the fall of the Oklahoma City Thunder at home to the Sacramento Kings, 117-111.

On the other hand, he is also from Cordoba Leandro Bolmaro saw no action for the second straight game in the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost at home to the New York Knicks 96-88.

The Nuggets thus returned to have a positive record by reaching 17 victories against 16 defeats, but the credit was given especially because the Warriors, who will receive this Thursday from 11:30 p.m. (Argentine time) in Denver, are the leaders of the NBA, now with a record of 27-7.

Although all the attention of the night was on Curry and the possibility of reaching 3,000 3-pointers In the regular season – he recently held the record for the most 3-pointers in history – the Nuggets did an excellent job on the NBA’s best shooter and limited it to 2 points in the first half, with 0/5 on long distance shots and four losses.

The defensive manager of the Warriors’ stellar point guard was Austin Rivers, although Campazzo crossed it on several occasions due to post-curtains brand changes or some coach changes. In one of those, just started the meeting, The Cordovan stood out with a robbery face to face with Curry, who ended up fouling him.

Denver put on an unbeatable performance before the break and went up 60-36 to everyone’s surprise. Campazzo, meanwhile, did his thing with 7 assists in that span. But in the second half everything would change. The Nuggets were a concert of errors and Curry, how could it be otherwise, woke up.

The triple he needed to reach the 3,000 mark, he got it just towards the end of the third quarter., after a defensive lack of coordination by rookie “Bones” Hyland and Campazzo. And in the last quarter, he excelled with 4 conversions over 6 attempts.

Everything seemed to be served for the Warriors, Denver did not know how to get points and even in his last offensive the Serbian Nikola Jokic, current MVP, ended up giving it away. But in the same action, With the Nuggets up 88-8 with three seconds to go, the pivot showed off a block on rookie Jonathan Kuminga, Campazzo took the rebound and ran away until he needed it. The Cordovan missed one of his two free throws, but made a good defense on the final play, preventing him from receiving Curry, forcing veteran Andre Iguodala to take the triple savior, which did not reach its destination.

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Thus, Denver got a very valuable victory, just with Campazzo starting (Monte Morris was off hours before the game due to a knee injury). The former Peñarol finished the game with 5 points (2/4 in doubles, 0/1 in triples and 1/2 in free), 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, a block and a loss in 32 minutes of action.

While, Curry ended up being the top scorer of the game with 23 points (1/2 in doubles, 5/14 in triples and 6/7 in free), accompanied by 4 assists and 6 losses. Jokic, meanwhile, finished with 22 points (8/14 in doubles, 0/5 in triples and 6/8 in free), 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 losses.

Deck’s return

Deck, who sees January 10 approaching, when he could be cut by the Thunder, as he has no guaranteed contract and he had not participated in the team since last December 2, when his team suffered the defeat by the largest difference in NBA history (73 points) against Memphis Grizzlies, by 152 to 79, this Tuesday he had the possibility of returning to see action, and he complied.

The 26-year-old from Santiago played 10 minutes and 46 seconds, during which time he was 100 percent effective with a triple and a double made his only two shots from the court. And to those five points the ex-Quimsa added a defensive rebound and two assists.

Deck’s appearance in the rotation was due to the numerous casualties Oklahoma suffered from the NBA health protocols on coronavirus, even that of his head coach.


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