Gobert is straight scary on the defensive end of the floor, grabbing 17 rebounds in Game 1 against the Mavs. Utah out-rebounded Dallas by 19 with the Defensive Candidate of the Year dominating off the glass. Yeah, eight boards will be easy.
New team, new playoff Harden. In Game 1 against the Raptors, he limited mistakes (one turnover) found open teammates (14 assists) and was MONEY from behind the arc (four 3s). Is this Philly’s year? Maybe? Is Harden going to make at least one shot from deep in Game 2? Almost definitely.
The Joker’s passing as a big man is unmatched. He was serving from every angle doing all he could against a TOUGH Warriors defense on Saturday. He finished the night with six assists, and will have to continue to help his teammates in Game 2 in order to get a much-needed dub.