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Jazz center Rudy Gobert flops – while not even in the game (video)

Rudy Gobert in Jazz-Grizzlies Game 1

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 23: Head Coach Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz talks with Rudy Gobert #27 during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during Round 1, Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 23, 2021 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Grizzlies’ Game 1 win over the Jazz featured genuine chippiness.

And not just Utah star Donovan Mitchell at his own organization.

Memphis guard Dillon Brooks headbutted Mike Conley:

Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson took on the Jazz near their bench, Utah rookie Trent Forrest getting a technical foul:

Georges Niang and Desmond Bane chirped at each other, and Niang got a technical foul:

Then, there was Rudy Gobert.

Already fouled out, Gobert roamed down the baseline with a towel around his neck after a whistle stopped play. Gobert got right into Anderson – who was in the game! Anderson lightly pushed Gobert away, and Gobert went down with an exaggerated flop:

Utah needs better fight in Game 2 Wednesday.