April 28, 2018, 1:25 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert piled up 12 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the Jazz's 96-91 win over the Thunder on Friday night.
Unlike Game 5, Gobert was able to stay on the floor and out of foul trouble in what ended up being the series finale. He may have only finished with three blocks but he was able to affect many more shots including a late Paul George airballed 3-pointer that would have tied it in the final moments. As one would expect, when the Jazz get more Gobert, they're better off. He logged 36 minutes or more 16 times this season and Utah went 12-4 in those games. They're now 2-0 in the playoffs with Gobert playing a ton. Unless the Rockets get him to foul his way to the bench, don't expect Rudy sitting often in the next round.