Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost their second straight game. Utah now holds a 1 1/2 game lead over Phoenix for the best record in the NBA. Consistently playing tough defense and efficient offense have helped the Trail Blazers surge up the standings over the final few weeks of the regular season.
He's back and still good at basketball.
For 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons, it seemed for a while he was in a two-man race for the Defensive Player of the Year award alongside Rudy Gobert. However, Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo has something to say about that. Following Miami's win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, Adebayo did a quick postgame interview with the TNT crew.