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Ersan Ilyasova Swats Kyle Kuzma During Jazz/Lakers Game

Ersan Ilyasova #77 of the Utah Jazz in action during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 16, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz center Ersan Ilyasova rejected a field goal attempt by Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during Utah’s game against Los Angeles.

The Lakers hosted the Jazz at Staples Center on Saturday, April 17.

With 5:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, Kuzma drove towards the basket and went to score when he was met by Ilyasova.

Ilyasova looked like Rudy Gobert with the stifling block.

The rejection led to a three-pointer by Joe Ingles, which cut the Lakers’ lead to one-point, 98-87.

After the play, Ilyasova had 20 points on 7-11 shooting, including 6-8 from downtown.

Ilyasova also had three rebounds, four steals, and two blocks in 25 minutes on the hardwood.

This season, Ilyasova is averaging 2.1 points per game on 27.8 percent shooting.

He also averages 1.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 6.4 minutes per contest.

Ilyasova has appeared in nine games for the Jazz this season.

Utah’s game against Los Angeles is broadcast on ESPN and 97.5 FM.

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