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Old 01-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Wilt Chamberlain vs Nate Thurmond 1973 WCF

Originally Posted by Psileas
I didn't keep sources, but I had Wilt at 23 blocked shots in these 3 games (8+7+8). Also, I have noted that he had "many" blocks in game 4 and 6 in game 5.
To go one step beyond, I have also seen at least one sourse credit him with 7 blocks in Game 1 of the 1973 Finals, 7 in Game 3 and he had 1 or 2 in Game 5. So, this would give him 92-95 blocked shots in 14 out of his 17 playoff games that postseason.

I checked again for these 3 games and you are right about 23 blocked shots after first three games. I have such info also in my notes. Also found another source about Wilt blocking nearly "two dozen shots" in those 3 games.
My initial estimation was based on article about Wilt averaging 7 bpg in first 10 games (calculate it at 70) so I will correct accordingly.

I also have Wilt with 7+7 games in the Finals.
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