“It was a long season, with many games. Everything was new for me, so I tried to learn as much as possible “, he valued Facundo Campazzo after his team, the Denver Nuggets, was out of competition in the NBA. Denver was swept 4-0 by Phoenix in the Western Conference semifinals, with an extraordinary performance from Suns point guard Chris Paul, ending Campazzo’s first season at the top of world basketball.
“Be aggressive on offense and, on defense, cover very dangerous players like Lillard or CP3 (Chris Paul’s nickname), that was my challenge. Trying to compete against that type of player, “analyzed the Cordovan guard, who had an aggressive defense, the highest point of his first year in the NBA. Defensive ability that he put to the test in the Playoffs, first with the Portland goal scorer. Damian Lillard (team that Denver edged 4-2 in the series), followed by an unstoppable Chris Paul.
“What I think now is to work as much as possible and be ready for the next season,” Campazzo was delighted, who knew how to win the title during the regular season based on a tough defense and an assisting game on offense – focused on the scoring power of the pivot and MVP Nikola Jokic and forward Michel Porter Jr – and ended up contributing again off the bench in the semifinal series. Yesterday, with 14 points (with 4 of 7 triples attempted) and 2 assists.
The Suns defeated the Nuggets 118-125 last night in a match that was not reflected on the scoreboard, with a Chris Paul unstoppable for Denver and total dominance by Phoenix in this game and throughout the series. “Paul played at a very high level. We were always behind him. We tried to change things but he always had an answer to everything we tried. I think I’ve learned a lot from him during these playoffs. “Campazzo acknowledged.
The Nuggets’ frustration with the superiority of the Suns was reflected in the expulsion of their star, Jokic, with 3.52 minutes remaining in the third quarter, after attempting to snatch the ball from Suns player Cameron with an unsportsmanlike attitude. Payne. “We try to change our mentality. We try to be brave, aggressive, we try to play with energy and not let them play comfortably. We did a good job at the end but it was difficult, “explained the Argentine guard on the last breath of the team, which came close to putting him in front of the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.
But Campazzo acknowledged that the Nuggets were not eliminated by the expulsion of Jokic but by the great performance of the Suns. “It is unfair to say that the last game is the one that condemned us. Throughout the series it was difficult for us to stop their tactical offense. They had an answer for everything. We were always behind them. I think that as the series progressed and we tried to give it a twist, it was always difficult, “analyzed the Cordovan.