Supported by the winning stalemate, The Nuggets took another successful step to establish themselves among the top four in the NBA Western Conference, With a record of 32-18, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and simultaneously chasing the Clippers, third in that area. Denver extended their good time with a comfortable win, this time at the expense of Detroit, which overcame 134–119.
Within this victory, Facundo Campazzo He had an interesting contribution. Cordovan had another big number of minutes, before the unexpected loss of Jamal Murray, the starting point guard. In this context, the Argentine achieved 22 minutes of play, during which time he played He scored 6 points (2/3 in a hat-trick and 0/3 in doubles), 5 assists and a stealPlus a loss and 3 personal faults.
Mike Malone brought Campazzo when he was the average first quarter, with Denver losing four points (18-14), with the idea of improving defense, the weakest point in the Nuggets. Cordovan focused on that contribution, leading to a noticeable improvement in the team, including his hat-trick, due to the passes by Parton and Melesab, respectively; The last to close the first chapter with Nuggets 39-32.
That good start continued in the second quarter, with more assists from the Argentine, including an “unexpected pass”. Here the Denver unit 2 performed very well, which managed to maintain (and extend) teams during the first half from the start. Michael Porter Jr. emerged (ending the match with 25 points and 7 rebounds) and Denver began putting the match on the right track to take it with some rest, leading by 14. Campazzo came out five minutes before the end.
The rule came back in the Argentine team in the third quarter, but it missed some trays and was a bit imprecise; He left after two personal fouls and re-entered the final quarter, with the game already set, to add two more passes.
one more time Nikola Gokic was the character of Denver. The Serbian Axis scored 27 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. What Will Barton did was good too, with 24 points and 6 wins for the Nuggets, who will be home again on Wednesday night; This time against the San Antonio Spurs.
For Detroit, he was the best in Jeremy Grant (29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists); Sadiq Bey (25 goals) helped in a pre-determined duel. The pistons are the last in the east, 15-36.