Nikola Jokic has been having his way with Rudy Gobert this series

As the defending NBA Champions, league media had a lot to say when the Nuggets lost the first two games vs. Minnesota. The Timberwolves won both games in Denver and momentum was on their side. Moving forward, the Nuggets needed to play their best brand of basketball to get back into the series. They’ve done just that.

Denver won the last three games in a row to take a 3-2 series lead after a 112-97 win on Tuesday night. Earlier this series, Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was given his third Defensive Player of the Year Award. Despite that honor, Gobert’s defense has been in question this series vs. the Nuggets. Particularly when he’s guarding Nikola Jokic. Draymond Green filled in on Inside the NBA on TNT last night and voiced his frustrations with Rudy Gobert’s poor defense.

Draymond Green did not hold back when calling out Rudy Gobert on his defensive effort vs. Nikola Jokic

“The big Frenchman is sitting on that podium speaking his native language. We, we, we need to do this. You, you, you need to get a stop… It’s you, my man, that is getting cooked [by Nikola Jokic].”

Draymond Green sounded OFF on Rudy Gobert 👀
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Game 6 on Thursday night will be telling for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Home-court advantage usually matters in the playoffs but that’s been thrown out the window this series. On Tuesday night, Denver was back at home for Game 5 where they took care of business vs. the Timberwolves. Denver now has a 3-2 series lead and could clinch a spot in the Conference Finals with a win in Game 6. However, Minnesota’s season is on the line and you know they are going to come out with their best stuff.

After a loss in Game 5, Draymond Green called out Rudy Gobert for his defense vs Nikola Jokic. Green said that Gobert is getting “cooked” by Jokic in this series. He said his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns is playing better defense vs. Jokic. In Game 5,…


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Author : Zach Wolpin

Publish date : 2024-05-15 17:32:55

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