SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will not play in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday after hyperextending his left knee and suffering a bone contusion in the series opener.

The 7-foot-1 Frenchman went down 17 seconds into Game 1 when he knocked knees with Luc Mbah a Moute on the first possession. The Jazz won that game 97-95. The playoff series is tied 1-1.

Gobert, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate, led the league in blocks and defensive win shares. He also ranked third in defensive rating.

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