For Los Angeles Clippers, stellar rebounding is a key to success

Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell is a productive rebounder for the club. Source: AP

Dennis Rodman knows a thing or two about rebounding, and he once explained why this aspect of the game mattered to him by saying, “I’m hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.” For the Los Angeles Clippers, a similar mindset is on display this season.

Exhibit A: The Clippers are 14-0 when they outrebound their opponents.

With a 19-7 record through Thursday’s games, that statistic represents a big part of their success story.

The Clippers are No. 2 in the league in total rebounds per game (49.2). Only the title-chasing Milwaukee Bucks (51.6) are a better rebounding team.

Los Angeles’ top three rebounders are Montrezl Harrell (7.8), Kawhi Leonard (7.7) and Ivica Zubac (6.7), with Paul George and Patrick Beverley, among others, capable of grabbing plenty of boards, too.