UTAH JAZZ

Gobert Goes Coast-To-Coast In Jazz Loss

Mar 8, 2019, 8:22 PM | Updated: 9:02 pm

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks the ball during an NBA basketball game against the New Orle...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks the ball during an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 4, 2019. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The reigning NBA defensive player of the year, Rudy Gobert, turned defense into offense in a very flashy way in the Utah Jazz’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Towards the end of the first quarter, Gobert picked off a bad pass by Memphis’ Avery Bradley and went coast to coast, capping off the play with a spin move and then a huge one-handed flush to tie the game up at 18-all.


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Despite the big play, Gobert was held in check by the Grizzlies all game. He finished with nine points and seven assists, missing out on what could have been his 52nd double-double of the season.

Memphis dominated down low as its center Joakim Noah, was in the starting lineup for the first time in over two years. Led by Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis outscored Utah 60-34 in the paint while rolling to its third win of the season over the Jazz.

Memphis picked up the win, 114-104.

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Gobert Goes Coast-To-Coast In Jazz Loss