Tayshaun Prince - The Greatest Block in NBA Playoff History... Until LBJ?

May 24, 2004
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May 24, 2004 - Nursing a two point lead late in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference Finals series, Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince successfully chases down the Indiana Pacers' Reggie Miller and tallies Detroit's 19th block of the evening.

The Pistons would go on to win game 2 and eventually the series. Detroit would then defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games to win their first NBA championship in 14 years.

Contrary to the broadcast's assertions, this game did not set the all-time mark for combined blocked shots in a playoff game. That mark still belongs to the 1981 Game 1 performance between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, who combined for 29 blocked shots. The 76ers also set the single-game mark with 20 (thanks to Corey Rondeau for the cite).

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  1. I sincerely appreciate the research work, and the information being shared. It is important and interesting history.

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