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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert leaves the court after beating Atlanta at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb.1, 2019. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)
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Gobert Sets NBA Single-Season Dunk Record

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With his first dunk of the game against the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert surpassed Dwight Howard for the NBA’s single-season dunk record.

The NBA began recording different shot types in the 2000-01 season. In the 2007-08 season, when he was a member of the Orlando Magic, Howard set the record for most jams in a year with 269.

Gobert tied that mark in the Jazz’s last game against Chicago on Saturday.

Against the Suns, Gobert broke the record at the 4:42mark of the second quarter with an alley oop jam off an assist by Donovan Mitchell.

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is also on pace to break Howard’s record. Prior to tip off on Monday, the Greek Freak had 262 dunks. Antetokounmpo has done his damage in fewer games than Gobert, playing in 64 games to 73 by Gobert.