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Jazz’s Rudy Gobert sets NBA record for most dunks in a season

Rudy Gobert, Jazz

Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert made NBA history.

Gobert, who entered the night with 269 dunks on the season, recorded his 270th dunk versus the Suns, setting an NBA record for most dunks in a season.

The stat was first recorded in 2000.

Rudy Gobert entered Monday shooting 90 percent on dunks. The 7-footer had missed only 30 dunks on the season coming into Monday.

Gobert didn’t make the All-Star team this season, although many thought he should have. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is putting up 15.5 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.2 blocks per game this season for the Jazz while shooting 66.3 percent from the field.

The 26-year-old entered Monday with 58 double-doubles on the season, first in the NBA.

Behind the stellar play of Gobert and second-year shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz are in sixth place in the Western Conference standings. It’s been a strong turnaround in Utah; the team got off to a slow start this season.

Gobert could win the Defensive Player of the Year Award again. He’s third in the NBA in total blocks and fourth in the league in blocks per game.

The Stifle Tower will try to lead the Jazz on a deep playoff run this season.