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Jerami Grant blocks Doug McDermott’s layup past halfcourt (video)

Jerami Grant rejected Doug McDermott’s layup attempt – with force.

That’s how you start a fastbreak, though the 76ers couldn’t catch up to a ball travelling quite that fast.

In all, Grant blocked five shots in Philadelphia’s loss to the Bulls last night. It was his fourth five-block game since he entered the NBA last season, making the 6-foot-8 Grant the shortest player – by two inches – with so many in that span. Not bad for someone who got a late start on his rookie year due to injury.

Blocks are just part of the repertoire for the multi-faceted and rapidly improving Grant.

Against Chicago, Grant also got Joakim Noah (twice on one possession), Tony Snell at the rim and McDermott again on a 3-pointer: