The Stifle Tower: Rudy Gobert Block Leads To Rudy Gobert Alley-Oop Dunk Against Celtics

Mar 16, 2021, 7:43 PM | Updated: 7:46 pm
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) is fouled by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Utah Jazz in a regular season NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston on March 6, 2020. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
(Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz center Rudy Gobert swatted a shot by Boston and followed up the play on the offensive end with an alley-oop dunk during Utah’s game against the Celtics.

The Celtics hosted the Jazz at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday, March 16.

With 9:58 left in the game, Gobert rejected a shot in the paint by Celtics guard Jaylen Brown.

Six seconds later, Georges Niang lobbed an alley-oop to Gobert, who threw the ball down for a jam.

Gobert’s dunk gave Utah an 87-81 lead.

Less than a minute later, the Jazz fed Gobert again.

Jordan Clarkson drove and dished the ball off to a rolling Gobert. The Jazz center rose up and dunked on Boston’s Daniel Theis while getting fouled.

Gobert completed the three-point play with a made free throw.

The Jazz led 90-81 after Gobert’s dunk and subsequent foul shot.

After the stretch, Gobert had 12 points and four blocks.


Utah’s game against Boston is broadcast on TNT and 97.5 FM.

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