On This Date in NBA History: April 26, Mark Eaton Blocked 10 Shots

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) shakes hands with former Utah Jazz player Mark Eaton after dunking over him during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

1985 – In a 96-94 Utah Jazz loss to the Houston Rockets, Jazz center Mark Eaton blocked a game-high 10 shots. The Rockets had eight blocks as a team in that game. Eaton is one of three players to block at least 10 shots in a playoff game in almost three decades.

Although the Jazz lost Game 4 on April 26, Utah bounced back to win the series two nights later. In the best-of-five series, the Jazz defeated the Rockets by seven points in Game 5. However, Utah fell to the Denver Nuggets in the next round.

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