When they were able to shoot it they did not hesitate. Not the one he would have liked, but they were no longer “garbage minutes” of the NBA. Facundo Campazzo, before Sacramento Kings, was not a filler piece and had an important participation in the rotation of Denver Nuggets. It was a 125-115 loss, but in the 12 minutes he was on the court he had time to take out “the whip” and before the game he released his “pianist” greeting to keep the laughter and attention from social networks.
The blow he suffered Jamal Murray in the game against the Houston Rockets he left him without action in the Nuggets and with a discomfort in the right elbow, one of Denver’s stars did not make the roster against the Kings. This particularity offered Campazzo more minutes, since Monte Morris was the starting point guard and the Cordovan had chances to be part of the second unit.
In 12 minutes and 10 seconds, Campazzo scored a point (1-2 on free; 0-3 on field goals, all triples), offered five assists, stole two balls and took a defensive rebound.. But the most important thing for the future of the Argentine base is that, unlike the previous three games, the Cordovan participated in all the quarters and was able to perform in his natural position.
Although he showed some misalignment in some passage of the second quarter with a float pass for the German Hartenstein, destined for alley oop and on the next play he penetrated towards the basket and tried to open the game again for the European pivot, but could not close the play, in the next action Harrison Barnes slapped the ball, Hartenstein controlled possession and tried to return it to the Argentine, but his pass was intercepted by rookie Tyrese Haliburton. However, there Campazzo appeared to regain the ball and take a whip that left Barton alone in front of the basket for a double.
Coach Mike Malone used it in the last 2 minutes of the third quarter: attended for a triple by Michael Porter Jr, which gave Denver a 10-point light (99-89), then was fouled, went to the free throw line and missed the first, but made the second attempt. Campazzo participated in the opening 2 minutes of the fourth quarter and took his only rebound, assisted for a three-point shot to PJ Dozier, committed his third personal foul and had his third turnover.
It was the Denver Nuggets’ third loss in their first four games of the season.: with the Sacramento Kings in the debut (124-122), with the Los Angeles Clippers (121-108), they beat the Houston Rockets (124-11) and last night they fell again with the Kings. The Denver Nuggets next game will be Friday, January 1, against the Phoenix Suns.
Before the start of the game, Campazzo again caught the attention of the official Nuggets account, which published a video in which the man from Cordoba participates in one of the rituals of NBA players: the particular handshakes that usually have an infinity of combinations. In this case, the Argentine started the celebration with his partner Zeke Nnaji and the man from Cordoba closed that greeting as if he were playing the piano. That occurrence made the rest of his teammates burst into laughter.
It is not the first time that Campazzo is at the center of the franchise’s social media scene and that he unleashes the laughter of his colleagues, since on Christmas day They published a video in which the Argentine had taught one of his colleagues to say hello in Spanish for that special day, but he got confused and ended up saying “Happy birthday.”
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