UTAH JAZZ

Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Rejects Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine

Mar 16, 2022, 7:39 PM
Rudy Gobert - Zach LaVine - Utah Jazz - Chicago Bulls...
Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 2, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz center Rudy Gobert showed off his defensive prowess with a nice rejection during Utah’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

The Jazz hosted the Bulls at Vivint Arena on Wednesday, March 16.

With 6:14 remaining in the opening quarter of action, Bulls guard Zach LaVine attempted to drive to the hoop against Jazz forward Juancho Hernangomez.

As LaVine rose up for a six-foot shot attempt, Gobert came over with some help defense and swatted the ball for a big block.

At the time of Gobert’s block, the Jazz owned a 14-9 lead.

Following the first 12 minutes of game time, Utah and Chicago were tied, 27-27.

Gobert had five points on 2-2 field goals. He added seven rebounds, one assist, and a block. Gobert posted a plus-three rating during his first nine minutes on the hardwood.

Jazz vs. Bulls

The Jazz appeared as though they were finally getting healthy after the All-Star break, but the injuries are once again adding up with little more than three weeks left in the regular season.

Bogdanovic will miss his second straight game with a calf strain, just one game after missing Friday’s loss in San Antonio with a leg contusion.

House Jr. will miss the game due to a bone bruise in his knee, while Trent Forrest is out with a wrist sprain.

After facing the Bulls, the Jazz will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday before embarking on a six-game road trip beginning in New York and finishing at Golden State.

Bulls Trying To Fend Of Celtics

The Bulls have been one of the league’s most surprising teams, owning the best record in the East for much of the first half of the season.

However, like the Jazz, the team has been decimated by injuries, specifically to their backcourt, and now find themselves battling to hold onto their spot in the top of the Eastern Conference.

Lonzo Ball underwent knee surgery in late January and has not yet returned to the team, while Patrick Williams suffered a dislocated wrist in October and is hopeful to return to the lineup before the end of the season.

The Bulls are just 2-6 in their last eight games including Monday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings.

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

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz drives against Jerami Grant of the Portland Trail Blazers...
Ben Anderson

Poor Execution Dooms Jazz Against Trail Blazers

The Utah Jazz had their chances, but poor execution late in the fourth quarter doomed them against the Portland Trail Blazers. 
23 hours ago
Collin-Sexton-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Win Streak Snapped In Utah By Portland Trail Blazers

The Utah Jazz two-game winning streak was snapped with a 116-111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Salt Lake City. 
23 hours ago
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Brian Preece

Jordan Clarkson Beats Third-Quarter Buzzer With Put Back

Jordan Clarkson continued a furious Utah Jazz third quarter comeback, beating the buzzer with a put-back to bring Utah within two, 92-90.
23 hours ago
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Kyle Ireland

Jordan Clarkson Hits Stepback Jumper During Blazers-Jazz Game

Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson connected on a nice stepback jump shot during the second half of Utah's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
23 hours ago
utah-jazz-forward-jarred-vanderbilt...
Brian Preece

Vanderbilt Sets Career High In First Half As Jazz Trail By Nine

Jarred Vanderbilt was on fire from deep on Saturday night, setting a career-high with three first half three's against Portland.
23 hours ago
Walker-Kessler-Utah-Jazz-NBA...
Kyle Ireland

Jazz Center Walker Kessler Dunks On Blazers After Dish From Kelly Olynyk

Jazz center Walker Kessler threw down a slam dunk after a beautiful assist from Kelly Olynyk during Utah's game against the Trail Blazers.
23 hours ago
Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Rejects Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine