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Denver Nuggets opened last night with a home loss in the playoff series to the Portland Trail Blazers. It was for an unexpected 123-109, in the first of the seven games agreed by the quarterfinals of the NBA Western Conference.

In his absolute debut in this instance, the Argentine Facundo Campazzo rounded off a good job despite the difficulty in marking the rival’s point guard, Damian Lillard, who was the exclusive figure of the night at Ball Arena with 34 points and 13 assists (a career high in the postseason).

The Cordoba, already established in the Nuggets starting quintet, contributed 8 points (3-4 from the field), 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 cover.

Denver did not have the defensive intensity of other games and Portland took advantage of it to play comfortably and register almost 50% of effectiveness in their outside shots (19 hits on 40 attempts).

CJ McCollum, with 21 points, was the second scorer for the Blazers, who also added 18 from the bench with the veteran Carmelo Anthony.

In the Nuggets the Serbian stood out Nikola Jokic (34 points and 16 assists) and Michael Porter Jr (25 and 9).

Denver lost home-court advantage and tomorrow will try to equalize the key in the second game that it will play again, at home from 11pm. Then two games will be played in Portland: Thursday the 27th at 11.30pm (NBA TV) and Saturday the 29th. , At 17.

On the other hand, Dallas Mavericks gave the surprise at the start of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 113-103 on the road at the Staples Center and snatching home advantage, also in the Western Conference.

The figure of the winner was the Slovenian Luca Doncic, Campazzo’s former teammate at Real Madrid, with a triple-double of 31 points, ten rebounds and 11 assists, as well as a cap and two steals. In the Clippers he stood out Kawhi Leonard, with 26 points and ten rebounds.

Results

It is: Milwaukee Bucks 109-Miami Heat 107 (prórroga) y Brooklyn Nets 104-Boston Celtics 93.

West: Los Ángeles Clippers 103-Dallas Mavericks 113 y Denver Nuggets 109-Portland Trail Blazers 123.

Today’s matches: Philadelphia 76ers-Washington Wizards and New York Knicks-Atlanta Hawks for the Eastern Conference; Phoenix Suns-Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz-Memphis Grizzlies for the Western Conference.

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