Hassan Whiteside Triple-Double Against Timberwolves Features 10 Blocks (Video)
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside recorded his second career triple-double in a losing effort against Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. However, it was not your typical triple-double.
Usually when a guy records a triple-double, he does it with double-digit point, rebound, and assist totals, because that’s the “easiest” way. However, on Tuesday Hassan Whiteside did it by recording 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks.
How good is that block total? Well, last year Anthony Davis led the NBA with 2.9 blocks per game. The best career average is Mart Eaton‘s 3.5 per game. And the highest single-season average is Mark Eaton’s 5.56 in 1984-85. So 10 blocks in a single game is pretty freaking fantastic.
Take a look:
It’s like Hassan Whiteside had a cheat code or something last night. The dude was like a black hole, sucking up every shot or rebound within a 10-foot radius of the basket.
Unfortunately, Whiteside’s stellar effort wasn’t enough to offset the performances of Andrew Wiggins (24 points), Shabazz Muhammad (16 off the bench), and Zach LaVine (17 off the bench). So the T-Wolves came away with a 103-91 victory.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]