Denver’s hot streak continued Wednesday night with another good win; at the Ball Arena, the Colorado franchise defeated the San Antonio Spurs 106-96, thus adding its seventh consecutive victory – the best streak of the season – the third in the last four days of a busy schedule. Thus, the Colorado franchise improved its record in the regular season to 33 wins and 18 losses to consolidate in fourth place in the Western Conference.
Confirmed the discharge of Jamal Murray, Facundo Campazzo started for the second time all season. The base of the Argentine national team returned to round a good number of minutes of play (27m42s), with a score that included 6 points (2/5 in triples, 0/2 in doubles), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 losses and 3 personal fouls.
In the first minutes, the Cordovan was focused on the defensive part, a function that coach Mike Malone considers necessary within the team structure. In fact, the coach had been dissatisfied with the task in defense of his team in Tuesday’s game, beyond the victory over Detroit (134-119). Campazzo left shortly after 6 minutes of play, and returned to play another five minutes in the second quarter, a stretch in which he missed two 3-pointers and committed two infractions.
With little collective participation up to there, the Cordovan returned to have action, and his first triple of the night came with 5m42s left in the third quarter, after an assist from Jokic. “One, two, three … for Facu, friends in Cordóba (like this, with an accent on the second o), Aryentina, that’s for you”Chris Marlowe, the rapporteur of the official broadcast, was excited, which served to bring Denver closer to three (65-68). But it didn’t seem to be enough for Malone, who pulled it out again.
In the last quarter, the two assists came in less than a minute: the first, a brilliant no-look almost to the back for Green’s dunk, and right away, the jump pass to the ground for McGee’s double. He missed two innings on a tray and got even with the second triple of the night, after a pass from PJ Dozier, and closed the day with two new recoveries.