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Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Rejects Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard

Dec 29, 2021, 9:16 PM | Updated: 9:39 pm
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert blocks Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb.1, 2019. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz center Rudy Gobert rejected a layup by former Weber State star Damian Lillard during Utah’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers hosted the Jazz At Moda Center on Wednesday, December 29.

With 1:26 remaining in the first half, Lillard drove the lane before attempting a layup. A trailing Gobert swatted the shot to prevent a Portland bucket.

After Gobert’s block, the Jazz maintained a 65-52 advantage.

At halftime, Utah owned a 69-59 lead.

During the opening 24 minutes of action, Gobert had seven points on 3-4 field goals. He added five rebounds and a pair of blocked shots during 16 minutes on the court.

This season, Gobert is averaging 15.4 points, 14.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per contest.

Utah’s game against Portland is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and The Zone Sports Network.

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