VIDEO: Frustrated Rudy Gobert punches himself in the face in Jazz’s blowout loss to Raptors
Late in the second quarter of the game, the Jazz found themselves trailing by 37 points. Gobert was trying hard to keep Utah in the game, but he was called for a foul as he was fighting for the rebound.
The final score was 130-110. While the Jazz managed to trim it down to a less embarrassing blowout, it was nonetheless a frustrating outing for them. They’ve split their last 10 games 5-5, with their latest loss dropping them to 12-8 on the season for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.
Utah seemed to have a tougher time when they’re the visitors, as they have a 4-7 record on the road. Among the top eight teams in the West, only the Clippers and the Jazz have a losing away record.
Against the Raptors, Utah pretty much lost in every statistical category. What stood out was their poor shooting from deep, shooing just 37.1 percent while Toronto Was lights out with a 52.8 percent clip.
The Raptors had moved the ball very well, too, with 36 assists while the Jazz just had 21.
So far, it’s been an okay start for Quin Snyder and Co. There are a ton of games left to prove that they have the talent and tenacity to make the jump from being a mid-tier to a top squad in the NBA.