Jazz C Rudy Gobert to miss Game 2 against Clippers
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The Jazz will be without starting center Rudy Gobert for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Clippers on Tuesday, the team announced.
Gobert suffered the injury 11 seconds into Saturday’s Game 1, when he knocked knees with Clippers forward Luc Mbah A Moute while setting a screen. Gobert is dealing with both a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee.
An MRI revealed no structural damage. Gobert will be evaluated game-by-game moving forward, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
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Utah leads the series 1-0 after an incredible 97-95 victory in Game 1.