Rudy Gobert’s Utah Jazz defeated Denver (122-110), in a long close match. The Salt Lake City franchise made the difference in the final quarter. Among the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic came out on injury in the first period, without coming back in play. The duel of the Western cadors between the Utah Jazz of Rudy Gobert, top scorer of the game, and the Denver Nuggets of a Nikola Jokic, left injured in the first period, was intense. Much more than the gap in the final score suggests (122-110). Like a clash between the Frenchman’s replacement, Hassan Whiteside, and Jeff Green, both sent off in the 4th quarter, the shock of the night was sometimes tense, at least tight from start to finish. . Or almost.
Jokic injured in a knee Nothing indicates that the result would have been reversed if Nikola Jokic had remained until the end on the floor of the Jazz. But it must be said that the Serbian, MVP in title, was in the swing of his start to the season before his exit at 62-60 for Utah. With 24 points and 6 rebounds in 15 minutes, his knee injury late in the second quarter was a blow to the Nuggets. And no doubt that it will be watched more than attentively by the franchise …
read also The results of the night Without their master to play, nor Jamal Murray, on the return, the troops of Michael Malone stuck the basques of the teammates of a good Donovan Mitchell (22 points, 6 assists) all the 3rd quarter, and part of the last act. Already diminished in the field, they could not count on their bench to support Monte Morris (19 points) and Will Barton (21 points). Five minutes from the end of the game, the contribution differential between the substitutes was significant: 39 points to 9 for Clarkson, Ingles and others.
The crossover had been exciting to follow during the first part of the shock. But with an 18-4 spent in the heart of the last period, faced with the lack of success of Aaron Gordon (two three-point shots missed in quick succession, despite 20 units in the end) or Michael Porter Jr. (13 points at 3/11%), the impressive collective of a Jazz on whom it will really be necessary to count this season took the top on Denver. Utah signs a third victory in as many games. See as well Western Conference Ranking Rudy “Gobzilla” Gobert continues his harvest Best taker of the NBA ball, the French Rudy Gobert has again stacked very good stats last night for the Jazz. After two first games at 20 then 21 rebounds, the pivot split 23 points and 16 rebounds against Denver, finishing the game strong, especially in free throws. His compatriot Petr Cornelie, however, did not come into play, on the Nuggets side.