Rudy Gobert Stifles Shot With Big Block During Rockets/Jazz Game

May 8, 2021, 9:51 PM
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dives around Houston Rockets forward Anthony Lamb (33) as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

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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