Provoke blocking question

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Was playing a game with a friend and had a slight disagreement on the rules of the cards, here's the situation. He attacked with a card using provoke and targeted my tormented soul with is a cant block and is unblockable. Saying the provoke would force my creature to block, fair enough. Makes sense. But can you force a creature that can't block, to block because of provoke?
Please Autocard: [c]tormented Soul[/c] = Tormented Soul

  No, provoke causes a target creature to block the creature if able.  A creature that can't block is not able to block the creature so it doesn't.  The same would be true if your provoke creature has flying and you provoke a creature that doesn't have flying or reach, that creature too would be unable to block so it doesn't.

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702.37a Provoke is a triggered ability. “Provoke” means “Whenever this creature attacks, you may choose to have target creature defending player controls block this creature this combat if able. If you do, untap that creature.”

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