NBA: the video of Rudy Gobert’s shoot, which shocked everyone and sickened Denver

NBA: the video of Rudy Gobert’s shoot, which shocked everyone and sickened Denver
NBA: the video of Rudy Gobert’s shoot, which shocked everyone and sickened Denver

On the night from Sunday to Monday, nothing could happen to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In Game 7 of the Conference semi-final against the defending champions Denver, the “Wolves” won 98 to 90 after a high-intensity match. Trailing by 21 points at the start of the second period, Rudy Gobert’s teammates turned things around to win and play the second conference final in their history.

And the Frenchman, voted best defender of the regular season, has once again been talked about. By his rebounds, already, but also by his shooting skills. Author of 13 points, he made an improbable basket in the last quarter.

Receiving a throw-in from teammate Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Gobert only had a handful of seconds to score. In the fight with Nikola Jokic, again MVP of the season, the Frenchman made an impeccable fadeaway to allow his team to lead by four points at a crucial moment of the match.

The action made the rounds on social networks, as seeing Gobert perform such a gesture is improbable. We know the native of Saint-Quentin more for his counterattacks, his rebounds and his iron defense, much less for scoring spectacular baskets. “I knew we were going to win when he made that shot,” jokes his teammate Anthony Edwards, hilarious. “It’s an action that we designed for him,” laughs coach Chris Finch. We need actions like this in a match. I’m super happy for him. »

Soon a three-point basket in the NBA?

After the match, the man who will participate in his first conference final responded to his detractors and in particular to TNT consultant Charles Barkley, who said he wanted to see Gobert on the bench for Game 7. “I’m not watching their show, I don’t know what they’re talking about. They have to talk about something, and about us. And I’m glad the coach didn’t listen to this advice. »

In August 2023, Gobert scored the very first three-point basket of his career, with the France team. In the NBA, the Frenchman tried several, without ever seeing the ball enter the basket. Minnesota fans are already hoping to see the “Frenchy” opener his counter from long distance in the conference final. It will be against the Dallas Mavericks, who defeated Oklahoma City in the previous round.

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