Hassan Whiteside sets franchise record for blocks in a game

Chris Burkhardt

Not one. Not two. Not three... but TEN!!!!!!!!!! 

Ten. That was the number of blocks Hassan Whiteside had against the Bulls on Friday night at the Moda Center, setting the Trail Blazers' franchise record in the process. 

Whiteside had the paint locked down all game long, setting the tone for four blocks in the first quarter alone. He tied the franchise mark of nine (held by four other players) with five minutes left to play in the game, leaving plenty of time for him to get one more. 

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A few possessions later, Lauri Markkanen drove to the basket and was met by the Blazers' block machine. Whiteside used his off-hand to swat the ball away and set the record. 

Fun fact: Whiteside's personal best for blocks in a game in 12... it also happened to occur in a game against the Bulls. 

Hassan Whiteside sets franchise record for blocks in a game originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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