NBA: 3 recent games in which a player had at least 10 blocks
Having 10 blocks in a single NBA game is not an ordinary achievement and on most occasions, it guarantees a win for the team. It also needs a player to be a great defender and should have a great presence of mind. Mark Eaton who is widely considered as one of the greatest defenders of all-time is the leader of this list with 19 games.
Throughout the history of NBA, there have been few players who were particularly dominant on the defensive end and filled the blocks column with huge numbers. In this article, let us take a look at three recent games in which a player had 10 or more than 10 blocks. All these players went on to post a triple-double with blocks, on the night.
#3 Joakim Noah
Stat line: 23 points, 21 rebounds, 1 assist, 11 blocks and 3 steals on 66.7 % shooting
Joakim Noah had a great start to his career after getting picked by the Chicago Bulls with the 9th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 after stuffing the stat sheet over the entire season.
During the 2012-13 season, the 33-year old had 11 blocks in the game against the Philadelphia Sixers at home. With the Bulls up by 3 points in the first quarter, he blocked Spencer Hawes on a layup attempt.
Noah had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks to register his third career triple-double. He was present everywhere on the court and played with high intensity. Noah was also dominant on the offensive end and finished the night shooting 66.7 % from the field. He was also efficient from the free-throw line and went 7-for-9.
His triple-double performance ended the Bulls' two-game losing streak as they defeated the 76ers, 93-82. With this performance, Noah also tied the franchise record for highest blocks in a regulation game, set by Artis Gilmore in 1977.