The Sixers seemed to be setting it up, testing the old man — and Tim Duncan responded with five blocked shots.
That was enough to move him into fifth on the all-time NBA block list, passing his former teammate David Robinson to get there.
Duncan reached this milestone how he reached so many others, with sound fundamentals and consistency over a nearly two-decade career. It doesn’t matter if it’s an athletic 19-year-old Jahlil Okafor on the other end (as it was a couple times in this game), if he makes a mistake he pays the price. The same one everyone has paid since 1997.