Friday , July 30 2021

Facundo Campazzo was injured and only played 2 minutes in the long-awaited duel between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers of Lebron James


After his great performance against the Utah Jazz, in what was the best game since he was in the NBA, the duel against the Los Angeles Lakers, the current champions of the competition, was the most anticipated for Facundo Campazzo. However, despite expectations, it all ended in an inopportune way for the Argentine.

The former Real Madrid player entered the field of play in the second quarter, but two minutes later he had to leave after suffering a knee injury that prevented him from continuing, according to his team on social media.

“Facundo Campazzo (with a discomfort in his right knee) is in doubt that he can return tonight,” Denver said on his official Twitter account, without giving further details. The premise was confirmed, and the Cordovan did not step on the track again.

The participation of the Cordovan was little in the game the Nuggets lost 93 to 114: He could barely make a few shots without a ball and score in one of the attacks in Los Angeles, led by his figure Lebron James.

After leaving the field, his teammates tried to sustain the partial victory and came to the break with a 12-point advantage over their rival, but it all turned around in the second half of the match.

By the end of the third quarter the Lakers had already outscored Denver by a margin of 8, which those led by Michael Malone they could not reverse, and ended up falling by eleven points. After the match, the coach he referred to the problem that Campazzo had: “Facu is a warrior, and if he says he can’t play by the knee it’s because it really has to be something painful.”, He expressed.

Denver ended up losing the game by 93 to 114 (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)
Denver ended up losing the game by 93 to 114 (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

While there is still no conclusive information on the injury of the Cordovan base, it would be doubtful their participation in the next game that the Nuggets have on their agenda, scheduled for Saturday, in which they will visit the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center, from 19:00 (Argentina time).

Days ago, Campazzo fans were also left wanting to see him play against Detroit, as that match was postponed after a test with no definitive results was detected on the Pistons’ rooster. This duel was not carried out because the Health and Safety Protocols could not be complied with, according to a statement from the NBA.

All Pistons players were considered to be close contacts, and the team did not have the minimum of eight players available required by the league to continue tonight’s game against the Nuggets. By this rule, some matches have materialized beyond that some seedlings presented cases of coronavirus so far this season.

The Cordovan did play (and had a great performance) last Sunday, in the victory of his team against Utah Jazz per 128-117. The Argentine base was more minutes on the court than in the previous confrontation, and again attracted attention.

The base was one of the variants used by his coach Malone when rotating the starting five. This time he added 19 minutes on the court and finished the game with a staff of 11 points, five assists and two rebounds. His great performance had generated a movement in the social networks of Argentine fans so that the native of the capital Córdoba was selected with a view to the All-Star Game, which includes the best players of the season.

The truth is that we will now have to wait to know the severity of the injury to know what will be the future of Campazzo in the team, which already suffered the casualties of the starting escort Gary Harris and his alternate, Perry “PJ” Dozier Jr..

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