Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert makes a free throw after being fouled late in the during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) | AP
SALT LAKE CITY — In the first NBA game since March 11 when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the Frenchman made the game-winning free throws as the Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 on Thursday.
Here are three keys from the game.
With the game tied at 104 with 6.9 seconds to play, Gobert was fouled by former Jazz teammate Derrick Favors and made both free throws. Brandon Ingram then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Utah got the win.
Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 23 points and was tremendous in the final minutes of the third quarter as Utah was trying to rally from a 12-point halftime deficit, scoring eight points.
The Jazz won despite shooting just 8-of-34 from behind the 3-point line thanks to a plus-11 advantage from the free-throw line and a plus-8 edge in the paint.
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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News