(1987) Manute Bol 2 PTS, 12 REBS, 8 BLKS (in 1st half) vs Hawks
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Today’s flashback takes us to a game in 1987, featuring the Human Highlight Film Dominique Wilkins & the late Manute Bol.
On the night before this game, Bol had 8 blocks. On this night, with Moses Malone out, Bol was given as many minutes as he could play — as long as he stayed out of foul trouble. Well, he got into foul trouble but still managed 2 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks (all in the first half) vs the Atlanta Air Force.
The Bullets lost the game but rebounded two nights later with a win over the Celtics. Bol had 6 points, 17 rebounds and 12 blocks in that game. You are probably assuming that was his best performance of the season but earlier in the year he had 10 points, 19 rebounds and a ridiculous 15 blocks in a single game.