Rudy Gobert Stifles Shot With Big Block During Rockets/Jazz Game
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz center Rudy Gobert furthered his NBA Defensive Player of the Year campaign with a rejection during Utah’s game against the Houston Rockets.
The Jazz hosted the Rockets at Vivint Arena on Saturday, May 8.
With 9:49 left in the third quarter, Rockets small forward Jae’Sean Tate drove on Gobert before floating an attempt towards the rim.
The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year swatted the shot away like a flyswatter to a horse fly in the middle of summer.
At the time of Gobert’s block, the Jazz owned a 73-62 advantage on the scoreboard.
At the end of the quarter, the Jazz owned a 96-83 lead.
During the first three quarter, Gobert had nine points on 4-7 field goals. He also had eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three blocks in 23 minutes of action.
Utah’s game against Houston is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet and 97.5 FM.
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