There may have been a little extra motivation for Rudi Gobert on Wednesday night when he hit the ground running at Vivent Arena. The pivotal French player and the Utah Jazz found the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time since they were eliminated in the play-offs last spring. And even if the California team was demoted without Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, or even Nicholas Batum (ankle), Rudy Gobert impressed once again. For the tenth time this season, the Frenchman broke the 15-point rebound mark with 20 points and 17 assists, adding three assists. He added way to the numbers with two strong events in the fourth quarter. He first made a blind pass, turning, to an award-winning basket from Bojan Bogdanovic five minutes after the last siren.
Two minutes later, he snatched a powerful offensive rebound before squashing a raging dip that brought the Jazz team up to +12 (119-97) to effectively secure the win three minutes before the end (final score 124-103). After the meeting, the silver medalist at the last Olympics especially retained the state of mind for his team still racking up eight straight victories. “Maybe this is the first time we don’t care about such a string of victories, It is to explain. For now, we’re just trying to get ahead. Of course, we want to win every game but what really matters is moving forward. Since the game against New Orleans (Defeat 98-97 after which several strong statements were made), Nothing has changed. “
With the Atlanta Hawks, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot made his seventh straight start. In the win over Orlando, he played 20 minutes with seven points, two rebounds, one pass and one interception, once again showing that he can make himself useful in several innings on the floor. The other French did not have the opportunity to express themselves. Killian Tillie, the “best” group, had just 7 minutes playing the Memphis Grizzlies for 2 points (1 of 2 shots) and rebounding. His colleague Yves Pons did not step on the ground.
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