Top Five Plays From Rudy Gobert’s Time With Utah Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY – Rudy Gobert has made countless big plays for the Utah Jazz in nine seasons on both ends of the basketball court.
With nine years of memories, big plays and moments, it’s hard to find just five of the best plays that Rudy Gobert made in a Jazz uniform.
KSL SportsBeat was able to compile the top five plays.
Here are the five best plays from Rudy Gobert’s career during his nine seasons with the Utah Jazz.
5. Rudy Gobert Goes Statue Of Liberty In New York City
The Jazz weren’t even 10 games into the 2016-17 season when Gobert was making highlight plays. On November 6, 2016, the Jazz were in the Big Apple to face the New York Knicks. George Hill was driving along the baseline when he found Gobert diving towards the basket. Hill dished Gobert the ball, who took it and threw down a left-handed slam dunk over Kristaps Porzingis.
The Jazz beat the Knicks 114-109 with Gobert recording 13 points and eight rebounds.
4. Gobert Puts MVP On A Poster
This is considered to be one of the best dunks of Rudy Gobert’s career. On February 12, 2021 at Vivint Arena, Gobert received the ball on a pick-and-roll from Joe Ingles. Gobert threw down a right-handed jam over Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Utah beat the Bucks 129-115 with Gobert finishing with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 13, 2021
3. Gobert Recovers For Game-Sealing Block Against Mavericks
On January 25, 2020, the Jazz hosted the Dallas Mavericks. The Jazz held a 109-107 lead with 30 seconds left when former Runnin’ Utes star Delon Wright beat Gobert on the perimeter and started to attack the basket. When he got to the rim for a layup, Gobert recovered and blocked Wright’s shot off the backboard.
Gobert and the Jazz defeated the Mavericks 112-107. The Stifle Tower had 22 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks in the win.
— NBA (@NBA) May 27, 2021
2. Gobert Stuffs Ja Morant At The Rim In NBA Playoffs
In Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Rudy Gobert didn’t want to be on a poster of Ja Morant dunking on him. During the second quarter, Morant attacked the basket when he met Gobert. The Frenchman impressively blocked the dunk and prevented the highlight play for the Grizzlies’ young star.
The Jazz beat the Grizzlies 141-129 in Game 2 to tie the series 1-1. Gobert had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in the win. Utah beat the Grizzlies in five games in the first round.
— NBA (@NBA) May 27, 2021
1. Gobert Seals Game 1 Win Over Clippers With Massive Block
In Game 1 of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, the Jazz hosted the Los Angeles Clippers. Utah held a 112-109 lead with five seconds remaining. Markieff Morris was in the corner, trying to force a three-pointer when Gobert ran out to block the shot as the buzzer sounded. The Jazz beat the Clippers 112-109 with Gobert posting 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.
The Clippers went on to eliminate the Jazz in six games.
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— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) June 9, 2021
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