To say the truth, i didn't watch the game. More like, i couldn't, as somehow Youtube gave me the "Please stand by, we are experiencing technical difficulties cheese". However, since i do a report after every game, i feel that i should do a simple box-score analysis of the game. So here goes.
Ian Clark: 15PTS (7-12FG, 0-13PT, 1-1FT), 5AST, 3STL, 2REB(0O,2D), 5 Fouls (35min)
Rudy Gobert: 10PTS(4-4FG, 2-4FT), 11REB (2O,9D), 3BLKS, 3TO, 1Foul (28min)
On Ian Clark
Just my luck. When Ian Clark has his first good game, i missed the whole show. I am not sure who his match-up was (Curry or Nedovic), but if it was Curry, then he did a great job shutting him down. But if it was Nedovic...then not so, as Nedovic had a monster game (29PTS, 9-17FG). Hopefully i can watch the game tomorrow and see if the above performance was just lucky or he really can produce at that level.
On Rudy Gobert
Rudy seemed to have another efficient game, but his FT% was again dismal. On the defensive side, even though his match-up (Dewayne Dedmon) had 18 points on 9-18 shooting, Dedmon did play 16 minutes more than Rudy, which could be why he scored so many points. However, his game did seem to be limited by Gobert as he could only pull down 14 boards (AVG 17.3) as well as blocking only 1 shot (AVG3.2). From the box-score, it seems that Rudy is not taking enough shots though, which is no way to improve his offense. He should be taking 7-8 shots per game, at the very least.
That i could only do a box-score analysis, hopefully i will be able to watch the game tomorrow. Comment below if you think that the box-score did not tell the full story, as well as to share the positives and negatives of Clark and Gobert in this game.