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NBA: Facundo Campazzo engaged in a racy duel with Stephen Curry in Denver's loss to Golden State


The Cordoba finished with 6 points, four steals, two assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

04/13/2021 2:55 AM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 04/13/2021 3:20 AM

Denver Nuggets were defeated on Monday night against the Golden State Warriors by 116-107 at the Chase Center stadium in San Francisco, and made

their second loss in a row

, after having chained eight victories in the NBA regular season.

For his part, Facundo Campazzo finished with a record of 6

points (2/2 in triples, 0/1 in doubles), four steals, two assists and three rebounds

in 21 minutes of action.

After three games as part of the starting five, the Cordovan point guard returned to the substitutes' bench in place of Jamal Murray, who was returning after having apparently overcome a discomfort in his right knee that had taken him away from the courts during the last few games. of the team.

Towards the end of the game, he had to come out with what now appears to be a serious injury in the same area.

Without a doubt, the great figure of the night was Stephen Curry, who became the

all-time leading scorer for the San Francisco franchise

, with 17,818 points.

Before the game began, he was 18 points short of the record, and he did it immediately in the first quarter, scoring 21 of the team's 33 points.

Meanwhile, Michael Porter added 9 points in the first quarter and managed to prevent the rivals from escaping on the scoreboard, which ended 33-32 before the end of the first chapter.

For his part, the former Peñarol from Mar del Plata and Real Madrid became a fundamental piece in the second quarter, contributing a triple, two assists, two rebounds and two steals so that those led by Michael Malone went to rest 61- 56 in advantage. 

"He can't defend me, he can't"




- GSWL (@GSWarriorsLATAM) April 13, 2021

In the third quarter, Curry began to show all his talent and the one in charge of neutralizing him, or at least trying, was the Argentine, who

did everything in his power against one of the best performances of the historic Warriors base.

Like a gentleman, Curry came over to greet Campazzo.

- Sixth Man (@ 6thManLATAM) April 13, 2021

It was then that

Campazzo and Curry intensified their personal duel.

The American was uncomfortable with the Argentine's brand to the point of beginning to yell at him ("He can't defend me," he shouted ") and even

dedicate points



. Finally, the locals achieved the comeback and closed at 99-83.

In the fourth quarter, the Nuggets pushed by the hand of their star, Nicola Jokic, until they achieved a difference of only seven points (111-104), but they could not avoid the final defeat by 116-107.

Despite the tense rivalry on the court, Curry, who finished with 53 points,

 approached Campazzo after the final whistle to greet him


Another steal from Campazzo, Denver attack that moves the ball perfectly around the perimeter and ends in an extra pass from Facu to Murray for the triple.

- Technical foul (@falta_tecnica) April 13, 2021

Denver remains fourth in the Western Conference standings, with a record of 34 wins and 20 losses, while Golden State remains 10th in the same Conference, with 26 wins and 28 falls.

The next challenge for those led by Michael Malone will be this Wednesday, when they host the Miami Heat at the Ball Arena.

It broadcasts ESPN.

Jamal Murray's injury.

Hopefully it's nothing serious.


- Leonardo Torres (@LeoTorres_C) April 13, 2021


Look also

Oklahoma City Thunder announced the arrival of Argentine Gabriel Deck to the NBA

Manu Ginobili talked about Campazzo, Kobe Bryant's praise for Deck, his passion for cycling and basketball detox

Source: clarin

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