Facundo Campazzo: the luxury of every day and the almost dunk that made him scream in the Denver Nuggets triumph over Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA

Play little or a lot, Facundo Campazzo always gives a show. Source: File – Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images via AFP

Even with less participation in a game, Facundo Campazzo always leave something highlighted. Between his claw and his talent, some special action contributes to the video summaries and, sometimes, to the daily rankings of plays of the NBA. At 126 a 96 of this saturday about Oklahoma City Thunder, the number 7 of Denver Nuggets He delighted with a flown tray, one of those that, according to what he said a few days ago, are one of his hallmarks in attack for the Colorado team. Like the triples and, of course, the assists. And besides, he was amused by his reaction of frustration after … landing a double. Not as he would have liked best, of course.

In the second quarter, the Argentine combined with Nikola Jokic in an attack from the right. Thanks to a curtain with the pivot he left behind his marker, Theo Maledon, and penetrated towards the rim. When he faced pivot Isaiah Roby, he threatened to return the ball to the Serbian, but retained it and defined with a tray over the rival inmate. “Campazzo, with a little magic,” said the rapporteur in English. The franchise’s Twitter account spoke of luxury or imagination, and that the base “left guessing” the adversaries.

Flying tray, a Campazzo hallmark

Against an Oklahoma City that is far from its good old days (Kevin Durant, Russel Westbrook, James Harden, a decade ago), Denver flourished. And Campazzo did not start well (3 losses) but his numbers ended up adjusting with the passing of the minutes. Contributed 9 points with high efficiency in the shots: 3 of 3 in doubles and 1 of 2 in triples. And recorded 2 rebounds, 1 pass-goal and 3 steals, in 24 minutes.

Steal, counter and layup … not flown (with goaltending)

In addition, the Cordovan starred in a smiling situation. After a ball steal and the respective escape, he made another tray and converted, but after the jump he let out a gesture and a cry of lament, which caused the laughter of the official broadcasting reporter: the emptiness of the stadium made it possible for that reaction of Campazzo has been audible. Why the whole scene? Apparently Campazzo, at 178 centimeters tall, I wanted to dump the ball for the first time in the NBA …

Steal, counter and layup … but not the desired dunk

And although the Nuggets community manager took it with humor – with all logic, by the way – it is well worth remembering that more than once the point guard buried a ball in a hoop. The 2013 Caracas World Cup witnessed one of those rare conversions of the number 7, perhaps the most important of his career, in a momentous match against Canada.

Another shocking play was the assist to Zekke Nnaji that was like a whiplash to leave another rookie of the team led by Mike Malone under the rim. The most prominent was Jokic again, with his eighth triple-double of the season and the 49th of his career: 19 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and 2 rebounds, in 30 minutes. Michael Porter Jr. contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds. In Oklahoma City the best was Darius Bazley, author of 22 points.

The victory improved the Nuggets’ balance in the season to 18 successes and 15 stumbles, with 54.5% efficiency, and that keeps it 8th in the West, just below Golden State Warriors (19-15), which this Sunday will host the Los Angeles Lakers (at 22 in Buenos Aires, with ESPN 2 televised). The top six from each conference will qualify for the playoffs, and those ranked 7th through 10th will compete in a play-in for the last spots in the knockout crossovers.

Campazzo dunks in his career

In recent days, Campazzo offered a press conference to the media from several countries and also drew attention for having made a Gift to a Boca Juniors footballer. The basketball player, a fan of Chacarita, sent Franco Soldano a selected shirt with the number 7, which the forward thanked with a video.

“You are a pride as an athlete. You make us follow the NBA and be basketball fans. I thank you again, I wish you the best and all the successes in the world, which you deserve. To continue fighting, as always “, the Santa Fe, a fan of the sport of orange ball and a native of Sunchales, one of the most basketball cities in Argentina, publicly communicated to the Cordoba man.

Campazzo production compact against Oklahoma City

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