Sports writing (USA), Apr 25 (EFE) .- The offensive power of the Denver Nuggets’ tall men once again had power forward Michael Porter Jr. and Serbian center Nikola Jokic as leaders that allowed them to win with ease 129-116 to the decimated Houston Rockets.
While the rookie point guard, Argentine Facundo Campazzo emerged as the perfect director of the Nuggets game by getting 13 assists, which left him with the best professional record since he arrived in the NBA.
Michael Porter Jr. also broke his personal record with 39 points, including eight triples, was perfect from the personnel line (6-6) and grabbed six rebounds.
While Jokic achieved a double-double of 24 points, 12 assists and captured eight rebounds. He was the most complete player for the Nuggets (39-21), who remain fourth in the Western Conference.
Guard-forward PJ Dozier started off injured Will Barton and also stood out with 23 points for the Nuggets, his best as a professional.
The Nuggets are 13-3 in their last 16 games, despite serious injuries to players like starting point guard and Canadian Jamal Murray, who is out indefinitely.
But players like Campazzo have grown in their performance and the former Real Madrid player has been one of the keys to the Nuggets’ triumphs.
Campazzo played 34 minutes in which he scored 1 of 5 shots from the field, missed all three 3-point attempts, but hit 3-3 from the personnel line.
The Argentine international also captured two defensive rebounds, recovered three balls, lost one and committed a personal foul.
Also the Rockets (15-46), who have the worst record in the league, have been punished by injuries and only seven players took the field against the Nuggets.
Power forward DJ Wilson led Houston with 25 points, Canadian Kelly Olynyk, who played center, added 21 points and rookie forward Kenyon Martin Jr. reached 18 touchdowns, which also did not prevent the Rockets’ fourth consecutive loss. , who have lost nine of the last 10 games played.
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