Rudy Gobert Fakes Out Blazers Defender, Finishes With Layup And A Flex
Apr 8, 2021, 10:08 PM
(Annie Barker, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert got creative on an offensive rebound in the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers that involved a flex.
A shot by the Jazz went up and Rudy Gobert fought for the offensive rebound, faked a pass over the head of the defender and finished with a layup and the foul. After the play, Gobert gave a nice flex to the crowd at Vivint Arena on Thursday night.
The Frenchman had 14 points, 17 rebounds and one block going into the fourth quarter.
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Gobert knocked down the free throw to give the Jazz an 89-72 lead over the Blazers with 1:38 left in the third quarter. Utah outscored Portland 40-19 in the third quarter to take a 93-75 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Jazz began a five game homestand on Thursday against Portland. They will return to action on Saturday, April 10 to face the Sacramento Kings at 7 p.m. MT.
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