Denver falls to Boston in Campazzo’s debut


La Jornada newspaper
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, p. a31

The Angels. Despite another recital by Nikola Jokic, who scored 43 points, the Denver Nuggets lost 99-112 to the Boston Celtics, in the opening as the starter of Argentine point guard Facundo Campazzo, who had 15 points and eight assists.

Coach Mike Malone introduced Campazzo, who averaged 4 points in 12.4 minutes of play in his first NBA season, to the starting lineup for the first time, in the absence of point guard Monte Morris and guard Gary Harris due to injury and forward Will Barton for personal reasons.

In the first game since Anthony Davis’ injury, LeBron James threw the Los Angeles Lakers on his back for a 112-104 victory while visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves.

King James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, and German point guard Dennis Schröder, 24 points and three assists for the Los Angeles franchise, which continues to try to unseat the Utah Jazz from the leadership of the West.

Power forward Kyle Kuzma took over from Anthony Davis, who will be out for at least two weeks with a calf strain.

The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 144-113, the Portland Trail Blazers 115-104 over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors 124-114 over the Milwaukee Bucks.