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Hassan Whiteside had an impressive double-double as the Blazers edged the Pistons, 107-104. He scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds adding 4 blocks.

After the game Whiteside was confident with his performance on the defensive end, saying he feels like he’s Defensive Player of the Year.

This season the center is averaging 15.8 points, 14.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game for Portland.

Whiteside’s highlighs against the Pistons:

Game recap: