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Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed.
Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell have been unanimously voted to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Boston’s Jayson Tatum also was selected Tuesday to the first team, falling one vote short of being unanimous. Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma and Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen rounded out the first team.
Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
Thunder forward Paul George is questionable for Game 2 against the Utah Jazz with a right hip contusion. George was injured during Oklahoma City’s 116-108 win in Game 1. He scored 36 points in the opener and set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers. Utah rookie guard Donovan Mitchell is questionable with a left foot contusion.
The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy.