Another great night of Facundo Campazzo: the particular celebration in Spanish of the public and the giggle of the astonished reporter
Eighteen points. Twelve assists. Four robberies. Third double-double in his NBA career. Thursday night was one of the best for Facundo Campazzo in Denver Nuggets, which beat Portland Trail Blazers for 140 a 108 as local. But beyond his very good numbers in 27 minutes of action, at this point perhaps it draws more attention what the Argentine provokes in those who witness his game: fans and journalists.
They were 11 minutes into the game when the point guard, paired in defense with CJ Elleby, threw his experience at the young man and took the ball away with a quick slap; the public celebrated with a standing ovation. But immediately, when in the counterattack Campazzo came out of a confinement situation making him a spout to another 20-something, Trendon Watford, a roar of admiration: “Ooohhh!!!”. The Cordovan’s pass to Bones Hyland for an unmarked triple was not reciprocated: the boy made a mistake. If he had been right, there would have been a euphoric fit in the Ball Arena.
“Oh! Campazzo with the ro… oh! Spout!”, the television reporter managed to say, which had to be interrupted because the genius overlapped with the robbery. And the journalist showed his admiration in a particular way in the repetition of the play: while the commentator reviewed the action, the narrator let out a “¡Uuup!” and one chuckle via the number 7 tunnel to Watford.
It was another plumbing game for the point guard. Late in the third quarter, another “oohh!” came about when he made a assistance between the legs by Robert Covington to leave Nikola Jokic on his way to the rim in the paint; the Serb got the double and was fouled.
A little later, at the beginning of the last period, Denver was already a party, with a 21-point difference. Campazzo took a required pass and immediately shot from outside the perimeter: inside. The voice of the stadium announced it with a “Facu! One!…”, and the people in the stands lit up with him “Two! Three!” remaining to celebrate the triple (3m52 of the attached video). Everything in Spanish.
It’s the way Chris Marlowe, the regular Nuggets announcer, who just this time wasn’t on the broadcast, does it. For some time now, the inventor of the filler has involved his commentator (“One! Two! Three!”, he says; “for Facu”, completes his partner), and the fans already have it incorporated: they recently started to use it in the stadium when the little player hits a three-point shot.
Campazzo Vs. Portland (Technical Foul)
As for the game itself, Denver took advantage of a broken opponent, who had many casualties, and thrashed him. Campazzo remained out of the starting lineup (returned Monte Morris is now the starting point guard), but at least this time he got back the amount of minutes he had been getting on the court. Y was, finally, efficient in the shots: 4 of 4 in doubles, 3 of 6 in triples and 1 of 2 in free.
His only weak point was a high number of turnovers, 3. In one of them he was a hunted hunter: Covington dribbled the ball out of his hands. Of course, the Cordovan took very little time to take revenge: two minutes later he made that pipe in the pass-goal to Jokic.
Irregular, Nuggets has now 21 hits Y 19 setbacks, at West 6th place.
The scorers for the day were as follows: