Power forward Michael Porter Jr. and the Serbian pivot Nikola Jokic, who contributed 30 points each, made a difference in favor of the Denver nuggets, who this Tuesday won at home by 112-117 to the Charlotte hornets and broke a two-game losing streak.
Jokic he also finished with a double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds and also dished out six assists and Porter scored six triples when Nuggets resisted the final attack of the Hornets led by the base Devonte graham, who scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, including baskets from outside the perimeter.
Jokic, meanwhile, did most of his offensive damage from the personnel line, scoring 16 of 17 free throws.
The Argentine rookie point guard Facundo Campazzo continued as holder of the Nuggets and he played 37 minutes in which he contributed eight points after scoring 3 of 9 shots from the field, including 2 of 7 triples, and did not go to the personnel line.
Campazzo he had a presence in the inside game with four rebounds, distributed six assists, recovered three balls, lost another three and committed two personal fouls.
The escort Terry rozier added 21 points as the second highest scorer of the Hornets, who, despite the loss, secured a spot in the Eastern Conference playoff play-in tournament after the Chicago Bulls lost 107-115 to the Brooklyn nets.
The Nuggets they surpassed the Hornets early, building a 33-13 lead behind Nokic Y Porter Jr., who combined for 24 points in the first nine minutes of the game.
But the Hornets would fight to cut the lead to three at halftime with a momentum of Graham, who came back after missing the last four games with a sore right knee.
The Denver team extended their lead to 12 in the fourth quarter before Graham cut it down to 106-107 with less than 2 minutes to go with a triple.
However, the Nuggets they got a power forward layup JaMychal Green and a triple of Campazzo that assured them the definitive advantage.
The Hornets, despite playing with a short lineup of players, they outperformed the Nuggets under the hoops with 49 rebounds to 38 for the Denver team.
While the coach of the Hornets, the hispanic James borrego, was sent off for the first time in his career after discussing an arbitration decision.
It happened when a pass from the rookie point guard LaMelo Ball hit his teammate the power forward Jalen McDaniels in the face and then went out of bounds.
The referees initially ruled that the ball missed a player of the Nuggets, but then they quickly changed the decision.
sheep He entered the court and said something to the referee and was penalized with two technical fouls and then removed from the game.