Philadelphia scores 107.1 points and has outscored opponents by 1.2 points per game. The Jazz are 8-3 on the road. Utah averages 114.9 points and has outscored opponents by 10.1 points per game.
Rudy Gobert has three NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, but to hear some of the Timberwolves tell it, they weren't all that impressed with the Utah center, even though Gobert helped lead Utah to a convincing 136-104 victory Wednesday night. Gobert wasn't guarding Karl-Anthony Towns most of the night, at least not by himself. Utah employed a tactic it tried last year in guarding Towns with a smaller four, in this case Bojan Bogdanovic.
He’s scored at least 30 points in each of his past four games while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from three on 10.5 attempts per game. He’s letting it fly from deep even more this year (averaging a career-high 9.3 three-point attempts per game), so the Sixers’ pick-and-roll coverage will have to be on point to keep him in check. Bringing bigs higher against ball screens and throwing a few more hedges at Mitchell could help.