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Dikembe Mutombo's block party in the 1994 playoffs

No, no, no are the words often being said by Dikembe Mutombo when he swats his opponent's shots. The 7 ft 2 center is commonly regarded as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times; he was also an eight-time All-Star. On January 10, 2007, he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second most prolific shot blocker in NBA history, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon.

The 1994 season was especially a good one for Dikembe and his Denver Nuggets.

During the first round of the Playoffs, lead by Mutombo, the 8th seeded Nuggets upset the Seattle Supersonics. After falling to a 0-2 deficit in the five-game series, Denver won three straight games to pull off a major playoff upset, becoming the first eighth seed to defeat a number one seed in an NBA playoff series. He finished the series with 31 blocks and it still remains a record for a five-game series

In the second round of the playoffs vs Utah Jazz continued to display his presence on the defensive end. Mutombo had two swats as his Denver Nuggets were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the Utah Jazz. He recorded 38 total blocks during the seven-game series, which broke a record previously set by Hakeem Olajuwon and stands as the most of all time. Dikembe averaged an astonishing 5.8 blocks per game during that series.

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