Be interesting to see whether quin Snyder starts Rudy Gobert or Trevor Booker tonight in place of Favors
Perry Jones with a great move, scores on Rudy Gobert and is fouled
Rudy Gobert giving Steven Adams fits on both ends.
That lineup: Exum, Hood, Burks, Gobert, Kanter. Burks was the old man in that equation at 24
Exum-Burks-Hood-Kanter-Gobert starts the 2nd half for Utah. Same group for LAL. Deficit is 12 after a 5-1 Lakers start.
After Kobe hit a long 3, Randle made a nice move to get into the paint … only for Rudy Gobert to swat it away. Utah up 43-25.
Rudy Gobert. Sheesh
Rudy Gobert with a GREAT hedge right here, forced Crawford to pick the ball up and got back to Hawes, who was spacing for a three.
Crawford for 3 and we're all tied up at 92. 1:14 on the clock. Jazz going with Hayward, Clark, Favors, Burke and Gobert.
Favors and Gobert together is tough on spacing, Interesting to see if Snyder can find a way to make it work because DEFENSIVELY WOW
Favors and Gobert together to close with 6:23
Rudy Gobert gets a T.
Rudy Gobert just got a technical foul for trying to push DeAndre Jordan out of his way after the Clipper big dunked an alley-oop.
Rudy Gobert now hit with a tech for shoving(?) Jordan out of the way after an alley-oop.
Rudy Gobert is sinking free throws and dropping soft left handed layups. So things are going pretty good for Utah so far. Jazz up 35-24.
Rudy Gobert just made the weirdest-looking left-handed scoop layup I've ever seen. His body was contorted in a funky position. It went in.
The young Dante Exum-Rudy Gobert combo has been fun to watch, already resulting in 2 Jazz dunks. LAL down 7.
Exum had a big oop to Gobert in the first quarter. Starts the second with a bounce pass to the big man that leads to a dunk.
How looooonnnnngggg is Rudy Gobert
Snyder continued about Gobert: "He impacts his playing time. There's no entitlement because you have a good game. It’s about consistency."
Coach Quin Snyder was asked if Rudy Gobert controls his own playing time. "No. I control his playing time." (An almost evil laugh ensued.)
I dreamed last night that Rudy Gobert was a dominant player and the Jazz could actually shoot 3s...in the regular season.
The Jazz want Gobert to do two things above all others this season: 1. Roll hard to the basket & 2. rebound. Mission accomplished tonight.
Gobert's line surprised his coach. “I think a few of them were tips," Snyder said. "Maybe he’s padding his stats, tipping it to himself.”
Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert's 20 rebounds: "Maybe he’s padding his stats tipping it to himself."
Final: Jazz 102, Clippers 89. Trey Burke finishes with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Rudy Gobert snags 20 rebounds to go with 11 points.
Gobert leaves for good. His final line is 11 points and 20 rebounds.
Rudy Gobert now has VINGT REBOUNDS!!!!
Gobert with 20 rebounds in 22 minutes
Rudy Gobert has 17 rebounds and 11 points. SEVENTEEN REBOUNDS!
In 19 minutes, Rudy Gobert has 9 points and 16 rebounds. How long before Jazz fans want him to start?
Rudy Gobert vs. Enes Kanter in a sprint could be a pay-per-view event. They are entertaining runners for various reasons.
Rudy Gobert playing like Tyson Chandler out there
Rudy Gobert gets his chance at Blake Griffin
In eight minutes, Rudy Gobert put up four points and seven rebounds
Everyone thinks of Rudy Gobert's shot-blocking. But he may he as good a rebounder as Favors
What did Rudy Gobert think of the post-dunk glare Gordon Hayward gave Joel Freeland? "First time I see emotions from Gordon."
Rudy Gobert on Hayward's dunk: "That was strong. He got stronger. He’s going to need it because people are waiting for him this year."
Jazz coach Quin Snyder about Rudy Gobert's tips that led to Alec Burks' late layup to put Utah up by 3. "He’s Rudy. He did what he does."