06/09/2021 10:44 PM
Updated 06/09/2021 10:59 PM
Facundo Campazzo and the Denver Nuggets seek to equalize the difficult series against the Phoenix Suns, the second best team of the NBA season.
They face off in Arizona, with ESPN television, and the Cordoba team tries to overcome a 0-1 deficit after losing the first game.
The Nuggets weren't fine going to the rim in the first quarter, but they still managed to keep Phoenix from getting away (14-17 in the first 8 minutes of the game).
Michael Porter Jr., a major player in the rotation, started off a lousy 0-5.
He had an ailment in his lower back, which could perhaps explain part of his ineffectiveness.
Aaron Gordon scored just 2-6 and Austin Rivers, 1-3.
Campazzo was also unable to score in that time on his only pitch.
Only Nikola Jokic, recognized on Tuesday as the Most Valuable Player of the season, was right in the basket (3-5, 2-2 in free practice, 5 rebounds and 2 assists), proving his worth throughout the entire season .
In this game, Will Barton returned, the guard of the team who was absent since April 23, when he suffered a hamstring injury in his right leg.
His return is a necessary tool and it was clear from his success with the triple, the first in 10 attempts by the team and that served to be 1 (21-22).
It was business for the visitor to go down for just four of those first 12 minutes and Barton had five points in four minutes.