Golden State Warriors big man JaVale McGee is averaging 4.2 blocks per 100 possessions this season. Against the Houston Rockets on Friday, he had three swats in quick succession that no doubt boosted his averages.
The plays came within 25 seconds of each other midway through the third quarter. The first block came on a James Harden drive to the basket, with Harden sneaking past McGee and switching to the opposite side of the rim for protection.
McGee got him anyway, and the Warriors reversed the floor and quickly scored on a Stephen Curry 3-pointer.
On the next Rockets possession, Houston’s Patrick Beverley tried to loft a floater on the right side of the floor, but McGee came over for the help and skied for the block.
Clint Capela grabbed the blocked shot out of the air and tried to put it back up, but McGee again blocked it, grabbing his third of the sequence.
Golden State beat Houston, 107-98.