These have been the best games for Facundo Campazzo, the Argentine magician, in the NBA.
The name of Facundo Campazzo is beginning to resonate with more force every day in the American media, which is recognizing that this 30-year-old rookie has more than one ace up his sleeve. Photo: IG-facucampazzo
LatinAmerican Post | Juan Manuel Londoño
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The name of Facundo Campazzo is beginning to resonate more strongly every day in the US media, which is recognizing that this 30-year-old rookie has more than one ace up his sleeve. And it is that in his inaugural season, particularly in recent months, Campazzo has been forced to take a more active role, considering the injury of the star point guard of the Nuggets Jamal Murray. This has resulted in some brilliant games for the Argentine. Here we bring you the three best he has had in the regular season.
Double-double against the New Orleans Pelicans (2021-04-28)
Without a doubt, Facu's best match to date was this, as the Argentine filled the statistics table. Facu finished with 19 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds, two steals, and a cover. The impressive thing is that he shone in the clutch, with 14 points in the fourth quarter and an excellent shooting percentage of 3 (3/6). All of these factors combined for a victory in which Campazzo was instrumental.
"The statistics are yours, I just want to achieve a victory for my team," said Facu humbly in an interview after this match.
Facu steals everything from the Knicks (2021-05-05)
In this game, Facu showed one of his greatest virtues: his ability to steal the ball. With 5 steals and an impeccable defense over RJ Barret, Facu sealed the rim for the Knicks. As if that were not enough, he also had 16 points, 9 rebounds, and two blocks, showing a great impact on both sides of the court.
“This was one of the most impressive victories of the year when you consider the players we had available and the quality of the opponent. Facu was tremendous in every facet of the game tonight, ”Nuggets coach Mike Malone said in the post-game interview. "Whether he plays 10 minutes or 32, that boy leaves a part of himself on the court," he added.
Campazzo defends the entire Nets team (2021-05-08)
This was one of the best games of the Argentine magician despite the fact that it was a defeat for his team. Facing the Nets, the favorites to win the postseason this year, Facu had 19 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. His defense also shone this time. In fact, from this meeting comes one of the most impressive highlights of his entire season, in which he defended the entire Brooklyn team in a play of great effort.
As we can see, Facu adapted very well to his new role as the team's point guard, considering that all these games are after Jamal Murray's injury on April 12. We will have to wait and see what impact the Cordovan will have in the playoffs, where Denver is expected to go through at least the first round. At press time, Denver tied Portland 1-1 in their first playoff meeting.