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Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Swats Shot Attempt By Mavericks Star Luka Dončić

Jan 29, 2021, 10:03 PM
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Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz blocks a shot by Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game Two of a first round playoff game at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz center Rudy Gobert rejected a shot attempted by Mavericks star Luka Dončić during the third quarter of Utah’s game against Dallas.

The Jazz hosted the Mavericks at Vivint Arena on Friday, January 29.

With 8:39 left in the third quarter, Dončić drove in the paints towards the basket before pulling up and pump faking Gobert. Despite Dončić’s move, the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year recovered, rose up, and swatted the shot with a crushing movement of his right arm.

After Gobert’s rejection, the Jazz owned a 71-47 lead.

At the end of the third quarter, Utah held a 94-68 advantage.

During the first 36 minutes of action, Gobert had 15 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks. He posted a plus-six rating during his first 21 minutes on the court.

The Jazz went into the fourth quarter shooting 46.8 percent overall and 42.1 percent on three-pointers. Utah made 16 triples up to that point in the game.

Dallas was led by Dončić’s 25 points points.

Utah’s game against Dallas is broadcast on ESPN, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.

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