But that buzzer beater doesn’t happen if Rudy Gobert isn’t defending the play before, and cause Khris Middleton to travel. Unless something changes, Rudy Gobert is likely to miss the game against the Bucks while he nurses his turned ankle.
Normally this is a cause for major concern for Utah as Rudy Gobert is the cornerstone of what they do on offense and defense.
Against the Pelicans the Jazz were without Gobert and all they did was come out with incredible shooting from Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic and the rest of the team. To beat the Bucks tonight, the Jazz will need that again while facing one of the top perennial MVP candidates in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
When: Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 • 8:00 PM ET
Where: Fiserv Forum • Milwaukee, WI
TV: NBA TV, AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain, FSWIS
Radio: 97.5 FM | 1280 AM The Zone
What to watch for
Can the Jazz defense slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo if Rudy Gobert doesn’t play?
Against the Pelicans, without Rudy Gobert, the Jazz put on a three point show in the first half. Playing on the back end of a back to back they were able to hold on and get the win. Against the Bucks, with the #4 offense in the league, they’ll need a team effort on defense to get a win.
Obviously, missing the future 3-time DPOY would help, especially in the half-court offense. But without Gobert, the Jazz can do other things to step up. If they can limit the Bucks in transition, where Giannis is so lethal, they might have a chance. But easier said than done. We’ll see just how well they can wall him off.
Bojan Bogdanovic Knocks Down The Game Winner pic.twitter.com/oweFCqg4d8— Best’s Point Of View TV (@povofbest1) November 9, 2019
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