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Celtics by the Numbers: Rebounding biggest concern for Celtics?

Posted by shawn cassidy on April 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM

The Celtics are 29th in the NBA with 39.5 rebounds per game. While their opponents grab 43.6 a game. A difference of 4 rebounds per game doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is. The Celtics have the second worst rebounding differential in the NBA. The Celtics are only .4 better than the Bobcats.  The Cavs bested the Celtics easily with a 58-42 advantage on the glass. So it made me think of this recent stretch of games.

Let's take a look at the Celtics last ten games, and two of those games are with KG.

  1. Cavs beat Celtics 58-42
  2. Detroit beat Celtics 52-34
  3. Celtics beat Timberwolves 37-31 (No Kevin Love, or Kevin Garnett)
  4. Knicks beat Celtics 41-37
  5. Hawks beat Celtics 40-37
  6. Cavs beat Celtics 46-37
  7. Knicks beat Celtics 41-40
  8. Memphis beat Celtics 44-37
  9. Mavs beat Celtics 48-38
  10. Hornets beat Celtics 45-28

The Celtics out rebounded one team in a loss. The Celtics gave up 446 rebounds, they grabbed 367 rebounds. They averaged 36.7 during the past ten games, and they allowed 44.6 per game. I wish I had some answers for you guys, but I don't get it. I get  it right now because the Celtics are a bit smaller, and they're without Rondo who's the best rebounding point guard in the game. Plus Kevin has rested up, and Pierce has seen some time off. Those three guys are the best players that rebound on the Celtics. Every time I think about rebounding. All I think about is game seven of the 2010 Finals when the Celtics gave up rebound after rebound. Rebounding could be the end for the Celtics this season if they don't correct some of the issues. Kevin can't fix everything. Randolph has shown us that he can rebound, but he needs to stay out of foul trouble.

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