Gobert Dunks Alley-Oop From Conley To Beat Buzzer Against Grizzlies
SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz center Rudy Gobert threw down a slam dunk on an alley-oop from Mike Conley to beat the buzzer during Utah’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Jazz hosted the Grizzlies at Vivint Arena on Tuesday, April 5.
As time was about to expire on the game clock at the end of the second quarter, Conley threw a lob to Gobert, who slammed the ball through the cylinder as the horn sounded.
Gobert’s slam tied the Jazz and Grizzlies at 50 points apiece at the halftime break.
During the opening 24 minutes of game time, Gobert had 11 points on 3-5 field goals. He added six rebounds in 14 minutes on the floor. Conley had six points on 2-4 shooting, including 2-2 from beyond the arc. He added four assists in 14 minutes of action.
This season, Gobert is averaging 15.3 points per game on 70.9 percent shooting. Conley is recorded 13.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest.
Grizzlies vs. Jazz
The Jazz will look to earn their first win of the season over the Grizzlies when the two teams meet on Tuesday.
The Jazz beat the Grizzlies in the opening round of the playoffs last season 4-1, but have gone winless in two meetings this season.
The two teams have headed in different directions since last year’s postseason with the Jazz dipping to the sixth seed in the Western Conference while Memphis has already locked up the second seed.
Jazz Playing Worst Basketball Of The Season
The Jazz goal throughout the year has been to be playing their best basketball as they enter the playoffs, but recently it’s been anything but easy.
After blowing a 21 point lead against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday the Jazz have lost six of their last seven games, including six straight on the road.
Amid the losses, the relationship between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert has come under a microscope with both players seeming to offer criticism of one another during media availabilities before and after games.
With less than one week left in the regular season, the Jazz need any combination of two wins over their four final games, or two Minnesota Timberwolves losses in their three final outings to avoid the postseason play-in tournament.
Grizzlies Playing Best Basketball In The West
While the Jazz season has submarined ahead of the playoffs, the Grizzlies are playing the best basketball of any team in the West.
Memphis has won 11 of their last 12 outings, including seven straight without the help of All-Star Ja Morant.
Morant has missed the stretch after tweaking his knee in late March and is expected to return to the lineup before the playoffs.
The All-Star guard did go through practice with the Grizzlies on Monday.
Utah’s game against Memphis is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and The Zone Sports Network.
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