List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single game

List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single game

Postby kovit123 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:15 am

I would please like to ask you can you name nba players who grabbed from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single game? I looked from nbahoopsonline.com/History/Leagues/NBA/reboundsinglegame.html and they only showed from 35 to 55 rebounds in a single and we already know who's on the top. I've seen the list of players with 30 to 34 rebounds from the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, LA Lakers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Seattle Supersonics. I would please like to ask you that can you list many players who grabbed from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single game on each franchise teams which I request:
Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Milwaukee Bucks
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Washington Bullets/Wizards
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Postby petroslav » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:56 pm

This is everything i could find so far.

Atlanta (uncomplete list)

33 Kevin Willis Washington 2/19/92
31 Mel Hutchins Minneapolis 3/2/52
31 Bob Pettit Baltimore 11/20/54
31 Bob Pettit New York 11/15/55
31 Kevin Willis Dallas 12/3/91
30 Charlie Share Boston 2/15/55
30 Bob Pettit Fort Wayne 1/19/56

Boston (uncomplete list)

34 Bill Russell Syracuse 2/5/57
34 Bill Russell New York 12/26/57
34 Bill Russell Syracuse 2/1/59
34 Bill Russell Philadelphia 2/3/60
34 Bill Russell Philadelphia 1/13/61
34 Bill Russell St. louis 11/9/63
34 Bill Russell Baltimore 2/6/64
34 Bill Russell L.A. Lakers 2/11/64
34 Bill Russell Detroit 1/2/65
33 Bill Russell Minneapolis 12/6/59
33 Bill Russell Philadelphia 2/13/60
33 Bill Russell Philadelphia 3/2/60
33 Bill Russell San Francisco 1/2/63
33 Bill Russell Philadelphia 11/1/63
33 Bill Russell Cincinnati 11/2/63
33 Bill Russell New York 2/8/64
33 Bill Russell St. Louis 12/24/66
33 Bill Russell Chicago 12/30/66
33 Bill Russell L.A. Lakers 11/3/67
32 Bill Russell Syracuse 12/30/56
32 Bill Russell Syracuse 1/4/60
32 Bill Russell Philadelphia 2/23/60
32 Bill Russell Detroit 10/21/61
32 Bill Russell San Francisco 11/30/63
32 Bill Russell Cincinnati 1/10/64
32 Bill Russell Detroit 3/8/64
32 Bill Russell San Francisco 2/10/67
32 Dave Cowens Houston 3/20/73
31 Bill Russell Fort Wayne 1/06/57
31 Bill Russell Philadelphia 12/13/61
31 Bill Russell San Francisco 2/15/64
31 Bill Russell L.A. Lakers 1/12/66
30 Bill Russell Philadelphia 1/29/61
30 Bill Russell San Francisco 12/26/62
30 Bill Russell Cincinnati 10/23/68
30 Bill Russell Philadelphia 11/1/68
30 Bill Russell Detroit 2/12/69

Denver

31 Dikembe Mutombo Charlotte 3/26/96

Detroit (Fort Wayne) (uncomplete list)

32 Larry Foust Boston 1/5/54
32 Walter Dukes New York 12/13/59 (not listed in the pistons media guide)

Golden State (uncomplete list)

34 Wilt Chamberlain Cincinnati 11/21/61
34 Nate Thurmond Philadelphia 1/19/69
34 Nate Thurmond L.A. Lakers 2/2/69
33 Wilt Chamberlain Minneapolis 11/14/59
33 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/26/59
33 Wilt Chamberlain Minneapolis 12/3/59
33 Wilt Chamberlain Minneapolis 1/31/60
33 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/3/61
33 Wilt Chamberlain Detroit 11/4/61
33 Wilt Chamberlain Chicago 3/14/62
33 Nate Thurmond Baltimore 10/27/67
33 Nate Thurmond Philadelphia 11/4/67
32 Wilt Chamberlain Minneapolis 12/30/59
32 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 10/20/61
32 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 11/17/61
32 Wilt Chamberlain Chicago 1/24/62
32 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 12/26/62
32 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 1/7/64
32 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/25/64
32 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 11/26/64
32 Wilt Chamberlain New York 12/30/64
32 Nate Thurmond Baltimore 2/28/65
32 Nate Thurmond Philadelphia 11/26/65
32 Robert Parish New York 3/30/79
31 Wilt Chamberlain Syracuse 10/22/60
31 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 2/10/62
31 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 2/24/62
31 Wilt Chamberlain Cincinnati 1/18/62
31 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 1/2/63
31 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 1/8/63
31 Nate Thurmond Boston 1/7/66
31 Larry Smith Denver 3/28/81
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/17/59
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 12/10/60
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 12/27/60
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/23/61
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 12/13/61
30 Wilt Chamberlain New York 12/27/61
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 2/26/63
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 1/19/64
30 Nate Thurmond Cincinnati 12/9/65
30 Clyde Lee New York 2/20/68
30 Nate Thurmond San Diego 10/18/69
30 George T. Johnson L.A. Lakers 3/15/74

Houston (uncomplete list)

33 Charles Barkley Phoenix 11/2/96
32 Moses Malone Seattle 11/2/82
30 Elvin Hayes L.A. Lakers 12/5/70

L.A. Clippers (uncomplete list)

32 Swen Nater Denver 12/14/79
30 Swen Nater New Jersey 3/4/78
30 Michael Cage Seattle 4/24/88

Milwaukee (uncomplete list)

33 Swen Nater Atlanta 12/19/76
30 Lew Alcindor Boston 2/28/71

New York

33 Harry Gallatin Fort Wayne 3/15/53
33 Willis Reed Cincinnati 2/2/71
31 Harry Gallatin Philadelphia 11/30/54
30 Harry Gallatin Baltimore 2/6/54
30 Harry Gallatin Fort Wayne 11/16/54
30 Ray Felix Detroit 2/17/55 (not listed in the knicks media guide)
30 Willis Reed Baltimore 11/12/70

Philadelphia (uncomplete list)

34 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 1/29/65
34 Wilt Chamberlain Chicago 12/16/67
33 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 11/21/65
33 Wilt Chamberlain Baltimore 11/30/65
33 Wilt Chamberlain Cincinnati 12/11/65
33 Wilt Chamberlain Chicago 11/11/66
33 Wilt Chamberlain New York 1/3/67
33 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/18/67
32 Wilt Chamberlain Detroit 1/22/65
32 Wilt Chamberlain New York 2/22/65
32 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 11/12/65
32 Wilt Chamberlain Cincinnati 12/26/66
32 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 12/28/66
32 Wilt Chamberlain Detroit 2/23/68
32 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 3/18/68
32 Bill Bridges Seattle 3/19/72
31 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco 11/27/65
31 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 10/29/66
31 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco 11/24/66
31 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 1/25/66
31 Wilt Chamberlain Baltimore 2/23/66
31 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco 2/28/68
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 12/3/65
30 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco 12/26/65
30 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 1/7/66
30 Wilt Chamberlain Boston 3/6/66
30 Wilt Chamberlain L.A. Lakers 10/18/67
30 Wilt Chamberlain Chicago 3/12/68

Washington (uncomplete list)

34 Gus Johnson L.A. Lakers 2/9/66
32 Wes Unseld Cincinnati 3/14/69
32 Gus Johnson New York 12/27/70
32 Elvin Hayes Atlanta 11/17/73
31 Gus Johnson San Diego 1/23/71
30 Wes Unseld Milwaukee 2/14/69
30 Wes Unseld New Orleans 4/6/75
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Postby kovit123 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:25 am

Thanks petroslav. Could you please add the 30 or more rebounds in the ABA as well. This the list of players who grabbed 30 or more rebounds in the ABA.
40 - Artis Gilmore, Kentucky vs. New York 2/3/1974
37 - George McGinnis, Indiana vs. Carolina 1/12/1974
35 - Manny Leaks, Dallas vs. Kentucky 11/27/1970
31 - Mel Daniels, Indiana vs. New York 3/18/69
31 - Marvin Barnes, St. Louis vs. Memphis

Thanks.
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Postby petroslav » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:56 pm

Here's incomplete list of players with 30+ rebounds in the ABA.

35 Trooper Washington Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota 4/6/68 (Playoff)
33 Billy Paultz New York vs. Dallas 12/17/71
33 Artis Gilmore Kentucky vs. New York 4/4/75 (Playoff)
32 Ira Harge Oakland vs. Pittsburgh 2/9/68
32 Moses Malone Utah vs. Denver 4/9/75 (Playoff)
31 Spencer Haywood Denver at Kentucky 11/13/69
31 Marvin Barnes St. Louis vs. Memphis 1/8/75
31 Artis Gilmore Kentucky vs. Indiana 5/22/75 (Playoff)
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Postby kovit123 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:53 am

Thanks again. Could you please show me the Atlanta Hawks players who grabbed from 20 to 29 rebounds through the 1985-1986 season as much as you can find? Thanks. There's a lot of Bob Pettit in the Hawks franchise history.
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Postby MCT » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:11 pm

This probably duplicates research done by others upthread, but here's a list of 30-rebound regular-season NBA games by players other than Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain, as listed in the season-by-season high games lists in the NBA Guide (these were called the "Select Circle" in older editions) from the 1950-51 through 1980-81 seasons. Unfortunately, there were several seasons in which the cutoff for inclusion was higher than 30, so the lists for those seasons are incomplete. This includes every season from 1958-59 to 1962-63, and 1966-67.

I did not include Russell and Chamberlain due to the sheer volume of 30-rebound games those two players had (I'll go back and do them later unless someone else does it first), and I did not include the playoffs because the NBA Guide has been somewhat inconsistent in its handling of the playoffs over the years. Information for all seasons through 1963-64 was obtained from the 1964-65 NBA Guide (in later years, these lists were provided only for the previous season, but in earlier editions, they were shown for earlier years as well; the '64-'65 Guide has them all the way back to the beginning of the NBA). All seasons from 1964-65 to 1980-81 were obtained from the following year's NBA Guide.

1950-51
Dolph Schayes, SYR at PHI, 12/28/50, 35

1951-52
George Mikan, MIN at PHI, 3/4/52, 36
George Mikan, MIN vs ROC, 1/20/52, 2OT, 36
Mel Hutchins, MIL vs MIN, 3/2/52, 31

1952-53
Harry Gallatin, NY at FTW, 3/15/53, 33

1953-54
Larry Foust, FTW vs BOS, 1/5/54, 32
Harry Gallatin, FTW at NY, 1/17/54, OT, 30
Harry Gallatin, NY vs BAL, 2/6/54, 30

1954-55
Neil Johnston, PHI vs SYR, 12/4/54, 39
Harry Gallatin, NY vs PHI, 11/30/54, OT, 31
Bob Pettit, MIL vs BAL, 11/20/54, 31
Charlie Share, MIL vs BOS, 2/15/55, OT, 30
Ray Felix, NY vs FTW (at Miami Beach, FL), 2/17/55, 30

1955-56
Maurice Stokes, ROC vs SYR, 1/14/56, 38
Maurice Stokes, ROC vs SYR (at Saratoga Springs, NY), 1/21/56, 34
Bob Pettit, STL vs NY, 11/15/55, 31
Bob Pettit, STL vs FTW (at New Orleans), 1/19/56, 30
Maurice Stokes, ROC vs SYR, 2/1/56, 30

1956-57
Maurice Stokes, ROC vs STL, 1/16/57, OT, 33
Maurice Stokes, ROC vs FTW (at Cincinnati), 2/1/57, 30

1957-58
Bob Pettit, STL vs CIN, 3/2/58, 35
Maurice Stokes, CIN vs BOS, 11/8/57, OT, 30
John "Red" Kerr, SYR vs MIN, 2/1/58, 30

1958-59
The cutoff for inclusion was 33. The only game listed not by Bill Russell is Bob Pettit, STL vs MIN (at New York), 1/6/59, 35

1959-60
The cutoff for inclusion was 32. The only game listed not by Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain is Walter Dukes, DET vs NY, 12/13/59, 33

1960-61
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. All games listed were by Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain.

1961-62
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. All games listed were by Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain.

1962-63
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. All games listed were by Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain.

1963-64
Jerry Lucas, CIN at PHI, 2/29/64, 40

1964-65
Nate Thurmond, SF vs BAL (at Oakland), 10/27/64, 37
Walt Bellamy, BAL vs STL, 12/4/64, 37
Jerry Lucas, CIN at DET, 1/20/65, 37
Nate Thurmond, SF at BOS, 2/28/65, OT, 32
Jerry Lucas, CIN at PHI, 11/7/64, 31
Jerry Lucas, CIN at SF, 3/6/65, 31
Nate Thurmond, SF vs NY, 1/15/65, 30
Walt Bellamy, BAL vs LA, 2/6/65, 30
Jerry Lucas, CIN at BOS, 3/21/65, 30

1965-66
Nate Thurmond, SF vs DET, 11/9/65, 42
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs BAL, 11/13/65, 35
Gus Johnson, BAL vs LA, 2/9/66, OT, 34
Nate Thurmond, SF vs PHI, 11/26/65, 32
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs BOS, 1/25/66, 32
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs BOS, 2/15/66, 32
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs BOS, 10/28/65, 31
Nate Thurmond, SF vs BOS, 1/7/66, 31
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs DET (at New York), 11/23/65, 30
Nate Thurmond, SF vs CIN (at Dayton, OH), 12/9/65, 30

1966-67
The cutoff for inclusion was 31 (or is it possible that it's just that no one had a game with exactly 30 rebounds?). The only games listed not by Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain are Nate Thurmond, SF vs LA, 12/20/66, 37; Jerry Lucas, CIN at BAL, 11/11/66, 31; and Jerry Lucas, CIN vs PHI, 11/23/66, 31.

1967-68
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs CHI (at Cleveland), 2/12/68, 34
Nate Thurmond, SF at PHI, 11/4/64, 33
Nate Thurmond, SF vs BAL, 10/27/67, 33
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs CHI, 10/27/67, 32
Clyde Lee, SF at NY, 2/20/68, 30

1968-69
Nate Thurmond, SF at PHI, 1/19/69, 34
Nate Thurmond, SF at LA, 2/2/69, 34
Wes Unseld, BAL at CIN, 3/14/69, 32
Harold "Happy" Hairston, DET vs SD, 2/8/69, 31
Jerry Lucas, CIN at SF, 1/2/69, 31
Jerry Lucas, CIN vs SD, 2/12/69, 31
Wes Unseld, BAL vs MIL, 2/14/69, 30

1969-70
Tom Boerwinkle, CHI vs PHO, 1/8/70, 37
Nate Thurmond, SF vs SD, 10/18/69, OT, 30

1970-71
Elvin Hayes, SD at NY, 1/19/71, 35
Willis Reed, NY vs CIN, 2/2/71, 33
Tom Boerwinkle, CHI vs MIL, 3/9/71, OT, 33
Gus Johnson, BAL at NY, 12/27/70, 32
Gus Johnson, BAL vs SD, 1/23/71, 30
Willis Reed, NY vs BAL, 11/12/70, 31
Elvin Hayes, SD vs LA, 12/5/70, 30
Lew Alcindor, MIL at BOS, 2/28/71, 30

1971-72
Bill Bridges, PHI vs SEA, 3/19/72, 31

1972-73
Bob Lanier, DET vs SEA, 12/22/72, 33
Dave Cowens, BOS vs HOU (at Providence, RI), 3/20/73, 32

1973-74
Elvin Hayes, CAP at ATL, 11/17/73, 32
Jim Fox, SEA vs LA, 12/26/73, 30
George Johnson, GS at LA, 3/15/74, 30

1974-75
Wes Unseld, WAS vs NO, 4/6/75, 30

1975-76
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LA vs DET, 12/14/75, 34

1976-77
Swen Nater, MIL vs ATL, 12/19/76, 33

1977-78
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LA at NJ, 2/3/78, OT, 30
Swen Nater, BUF vs NJ, 3/4/78, 30

1978-79
Moses Malone, HOU at NO, 2/9/79, 37
Robert Parish, GS vs NY, 3/30/79, 32

1979-80
Swen Nater, SD vs DEN, 12/14/79, 32

1980-81
Larry Smith, GS vs DEN, 3/28/81, 31

I don't have 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, or 1985-86 NBA Guides, so I can't check the 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 or 1984-85 seasons. I do have a 1986-87 NBA Guide and can confirm that there were no 30-rebound games in the 1985-86 season. From 1986-87 to the present, we should be able to use b-r.com to obtain a complete list:

Charles Oakley, CHI vs CLE, 4/22/88, 35
Michael Cage, LAC vs SEA, 4/24/88, 30
Kevin Willis, ATL at DAL, 12/3/91, 31
Dennis Rodman, DET at CHA, 1/28/92, OT, 32
Kevin Willis, ATL vs WAS, 2/19/92, OT, 33
Dennis Rodman, DET vs IND, 3/4/92, OT, 34
Dennis Rodman, DET at SAC, 3/14/92, 31
Rony Seikaly, MIA vs WAS, 3/3/93, 34
Dennis Rodman, SA vs DAL, 1/22/94, 32
Dennis Rodman, SA at HOU, 2/21/95, 30
Dikembe Mutumbo, DEN at CHA, 3/26/96, 2OT, 31
Charles Barkley, HOU at PHO, 11/2/96, 33

If anyone has a 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, or 1985-86 NBA Guide, could you check to see if there are any 30-rebound games listed in the section with high games from the previous season?
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Postby Mike Goodman » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:22 pm

Russell's Celts weren't the best shooting clubs in the league. They took lots of shots, missed lots, and rebounded lots. Their opponents generally did worse at each. Nevertheless, when there are lots of misses by both teams, both teams will get lots of rebounds. The best rebounders will get the most.

An average rebounder gets 10% of rebounds while he's in the game. Only a few get as many as 20%. Just 5% is fairly weak. The rebound percents add up to 100%, whether 100% = 80 rebounds or 120, between 2 teams.

Missed shots (FG and FT) usually result in a rebound. You can't get more rebounds than there are missed shots, no matter what 'titanic struggle' is being written about. There may be 'proper mechanics' to getting a rebound vs your opponents, but each one can be a struggle. Rebound distributions are known and tabulated, as are salaries, places of birth, and other features that are not 'mechanically distributed'. They are the result of complex forces.

The idea is to win -- not for player X to outscore or outrebound player A. If players A+B+C can outrebound X+Y, that does help.
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Postby John Grasso » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:33 pm

MCT wrote:I don't have 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, or 1985-86 NBA Guides, so I can't check the 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 or 1984-85 seasons.
If anyone has a 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, or 1985-86 NBA Guide, could you check to see if there are any 30-rebound games listed in the section with high games from the previous season?


1981-82
Moses Malone, HOU vs. SEA, 2/11/82 - 32
1982-83
none - high Sikma 25 twice
1983-84
none - high M. Malone 27
1984-85
none - high Olajuwon 25 twice

There were no 30+ games in the playoffs in those 4 years
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Postby MCT » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:15 am

Here's what the NBA Guide has for Bill Russell:

1956-57
vs SYR (at New York), 2/5/57, 34
vs SYR (at Providence), 12/30/56, 32
vs FTW (at Providence), 1/6/57, 31
Russell also had playoff games of 32, 31 and 30.

1957-58
vs PHI, 11/16/57, 49
vs SYR, 2/12/58, 41
vs PHI (at Providence), 2/23/58, 38
at PHI, 2/15/58, 35
vs NY, 12/26/57, 34
vs PHI, 1/31/58, 33
at CIN, 11/8/57, OT, 32
vs SYR, 11/30/57, 30
Russell also had playoff games of 40 and 30.

1958-59
vs CIN, 12/12/58, OT, 40
vs DET, 1/25/59, 39
vs SYR, 2/14/59, 36
vs MIN (at Providence), 3/3/59, 35
vs SYR, 2/1/59, OT, 34
vs MIN, 11/11/58, OT, 33
at NY, 12/25/58, 33
vs SYR, 12/29/58, 33
vs SYR, 3/4/59, 33
The cutoff for inclusion was 33. Russell probably also had some games of between 30 and 32 rebounds.
No playoff games appear among those listed.

1959-60
vs SYR, 2/5/60, 51
vs NY, 12/19/59, 39
vs NY, 12/4/59, 38
vs SYR, 1/4/60, 37
vs PHI 11/7/59, 35
vs STL, 1/27/60, 35
vs PHI, 2/3/60, 34
at MIN, 12/6/59, 33
vs PHI, 2/13/60, 33
vs PHI, 3/2/60, 33
vs SYR, 1/4/60, 32
vs PHI (at New York), 2/23/60
The cutoff for inclusion was 32. Russell probably also had some games of 30 or 31 rebounds.
Playoff games of 40 and 39 are also listed.

1960-61
vs PHI, 12/12/61, 40
vs LA (at Providence), 11/12/60, 37
vs SYR (at Providence), 12/15/60, 37
vs NY (at Providence), 2/1/61, 37
vs NY, 2/3/61, 35
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. Russell probably also had some games of between 30 and 34 rebounds.
Playoff games of 39 and 38 are also listed.

1961-62
vs NY (at Providence), 12/21/61, 39
vs SYR, 3/13/62, 37
vs SYR (at Providence), 2/22/62, 36
vs CIN, 1/12/62, 35
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. Russell probably also had some games of between 30 and 34 rebounds.
A playoff game of 40 is also listed.

1962-63
vs LA, 1/20/63, 43
at SF, 2/21/63, 38
at SF, 1/8/63, 36
vs SYR, 10/27/62, 35
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. Russell probably also had some games of between 30 and 34 rebounds.
No playoff games appear among those listed.

1963-64
vs PHI (at Syracuse), 3/3/64, 36
at STL, 11/9/63, 34
vs BAL (at College Park, MD), 2/6/64, 34
vs LA, 2/11/64, 34
at PHI, 11/1/63, 33
at CIN, 11/2/63, 33
at NY, 2/8/64, 33
at SF, 2/15/64, 33
vs SF, 11/30/63, 32
vs CIN, 1/10/64, 32
vs DET, 3/8/64, 32
vs STL, 11/11/63, 31
vs LA (at New York), 11/13/63, 31
at PHI, 12/13/63, 31
at PHI, 1/11/64, 31
at CIN, 1/22/64, 31
vs SF, 2/28/64, 31
at CIN, 10/17/63, 30
vs STL, 12/11/63, 30
vs PHI, 1/12/64, 30
vs STL (at Providence), 1/23/64, 30
Russell also had playoff games of 35, 32, and 31.

1964-65
vs DET (at Providence), 3/11/65, 49
vs SF, 3/14/65, 41
at NY, 1/30/65, 38
vs LA, 3/3/65, 38
vs CIN, 3/21/65, 36
at DET, 1/2/65, 34
vs DET (at New York), 12/25/64, 31
vs LA, 1/24/65, 31
vs LA, 11/13/64, 30
at STL, 12/19/64, 30
vs DET (at Ft. Wayne), 12/27/64, 30
vs CIN, 1/17/65, 30
vs SF, 1/22/65, 30
Russell also had playoff games of 32 and 30.

1965-66
at BAL, 12/25/65, 35
vs LA, 1/12/66, 31
Russell also had playoff games of 32, 31 and 30.

1966-67
at STL, 12/23/66, 37
at STL, 11/24/66, 33
at CHI, 12/30/66, 33
vs SF, 2/10/67, 32
The cutoff for inclusion was 31. Russell may have also had some games of 30.
Note: starting with 1966-67, the Select Circle lists appear to no longer include playoff games.

1967-68
vs LA, 11/3/67, 33

1968-69
at DET, 10/18/68, 36
vs CIN, 10/23/68, 30
vs PHI, 11/1/68, 30
at DET, 2/12/69, 30
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Postby MCT » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:20 am

And here's what the NBA Guide has for Wilt Chamberlain:

1959-60
vs SYR, 2/6/60, 45
vs NY, 11/10/59, 43
vs BOS, 1/15/60, 43
vs DET (at Bethlehem, PA), 1/25/60, 42
vs SYR, 11/4/59, 40
vs CIN (at St. Louis), 12/28/59, 39
vs SYR (at Boston), 1/13/60, OT, 39
vs BOS, 1/29/60, 39
vs SYR, 1/9/60, 37
at CIN, 1/24/60, 37
vs BOS, 1/2/60, 36
vs CIN, 11/8/59, 35
at BOS, 11/25/59, 35
vs BOS, 11/26/59, 33
vs MIN, 11/14/59, 33
vs MIN, 12/3/59, 33
vs MIN (at San Francisco), 1/31/60, 33
vs MIN, 12/30/59, 32
The cutoff for inclusion was 32. Chamberlain probably also had some games of 30 or 31 rebounds.
Playoff games of 35 and 34 are also listed.

1960-61
vs BOS, 11/24/60, 55
vs LA, 1/21/61, 45
vs DET, 11/4/61, 39
vs LA (at New York), 11/29/60, 38
at CIN, 12/18/60, 38
at BOS, 12/26/60, 36
at STL, 1/24/61, 36
at NY, 2/10/61, 36
vs STL, 11/11/60, 35
at BOS, 1/13/61, OT, 35
vs BOS, 1/14/61, 35
vs DET (at Ft. Wayne), 3/10/61, 35
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. Chamberlain probably also had some games of between 30 and 34 rebounds.
No playoff games appear among those listed.

1961-62
vs LA, 12/8/62, 3OT, 43
vs CHI, 11/25/61, 38
vs CHI, 12/9/61, 36
at NY, 12/25/61, 36
vs CHI, 1/13/62, 36
vs NY, 10/21/61, 35
at NY, 3/4/62, 35
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. Chamberlain probably also had some games of between 30 and 34 rebounds.
A playoff game of 35 is also listed.

1962-63
vs DET, 10/26/62, OT, 41
vs BOS, 2/21/63, 38
vs CHI, 11/27/62, 37
vs NY, 10/30/62, 36
vs LA, 2/19/63, 35
The cutoff for inclusion was 35. Chamberlain probably also had some games of between 30 and 34 rebounds.
No playoff games appear among those listed.

1963-64
at STL, 2/27/64, 31
vs STL, 12/16/63, 30
at BOS, 1/19/64, 30
Chamberlain also had playoff games of 38 and 30.

1964-65
PHI vs BOS, 3/6/65, 43
SF vs DET, 11/22/64, 40
PHI vs BOS, 1/29/65, 34
SF at BOS, 11/25/64, 32
SF at PHI, 11/26/64, 32
SF vs NY (at Philadelphia), 12/30/64, 32
PHI vs DET (at Boston), 1/22/65, OT, 32
PHI vs NY (at DET), 2/20/65, 32
PHI vs STL, 2/4/65, 31
SF vs LA, 11/18/64, 30
PHI at CIN, 2/13/65, 30
PHI vs LA (at Syracuse), 2/28/65, 30
Chamberlain also had playoff games of 39, 37, 34, 32 and 31.

1965-66
vs BOS, 1/14/66, 42
vs BOS, 12/28/65, 40
vs SF, 3/3/66, 37
vs BOS, 3/5/66, 36
vs STL, 3/9/66, 36
at LA, 11/21/65, 33
vs BAL (at New York), 11/30/65, 33
vs CIN (at Syracuse), 12/11/65, OT, 33
vs BOS, 11/12/65, 32
at SF, 11/27/65, 31
vs LA (at New York), 1/25/66, 31
at BAL, 2/23/66, 31
at BOS, 12/3/65, 30
vs SF, 12/26/65, 30
vs LA, 1/7/66, 30
at BOS, 3/6/66, 30
Chamberlain also had playoff games of 34, 33 and 32.

1966-67
vs SF, 3/2/67, 38
vs CIN (at Syracuse), 2/28/67, 36
at NY, 1/3/67, 33
vs CHI, 11/11/66, 33
vs BOS, 12/28/66, 32
vs CIN, 12/26/66, 32
vs BOS, 10/29/66, 31
vs SF, 11/24/66, 31
The cutoff for inclusion was 31. Chamberlain may have also had some games of 30.
Note: starting with 1966-67, the Select Circle lists appear to no longer include playoff games.

1967-68
at SEA, 12/20/67, 38
vs SEA (at Boston), 12/1/67, 37
vs BAL, 1/12/68, 35
at CHI, 12/16/67, 34
vs BOS, 11/18/67, 33
vs DET, 2/23/68, 32
vs LA, 3/18/68, 32
vs SF, 2/27/68, 31
vs LA, 10/18/67, 30
vs CHI (at New York), 3/12/68, 30

1968-69
vs BOS, 3/7/69, 42
vs BAL, 3/9/69, 38
vs SF, 3/2/69, 35
at SEA, 2/12/69, 33
at CIN, 10/22/68, 32
at SF, 2/1/69, 30

1969-70
Chamberlain did not have any 30-rebound games (he missed most of the regular season due to injury). The most he had in a regular-season game was 25.

1970-71
vs CHI, 3/7/71, 32
at CHI, 10/16/70, 31
vs SD, 11/29/70, 31

1971-72
vs PHI, 12/19/71, 34
vs CIN, 10/29/71, 32
vs BOS, 11/14/71, 31
vs DET, 11/26/71, 31
vs BOS, 2/20/72, 30

1972-73
vs PHI, 2/11/73, 31
at POR, 2/17/73, 31
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Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:48 pm

Box score of a 1967 playoff (Finals) game, in which Wilt got 38 rebounds:
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S.F.       FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Barry      10-28  10-12  10  1  4  30
Hetzel      1-4    1-1    2  0  1   3
Thurmond    3-14   1-3   29  2  0   7
Neumann     2-7    1-2    1  2  3   5
Mullins     6-16   0-1    3  3  2  12
King        4-15   3-5   10  6  1  11
Meschery    4-13   2-2    7  1  5  10
Attles      1-4    0-0    0  2  2   2
Lee         4-17   1-3    8  1  4   9
Olsen       2-7    0-0    5  0  0   4
Ellis       1-4    0-0    1  2  2   2
Warlick     0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
TOTALS     38-129 19-29  76 20 24  95

PHI.       FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Walker      7-17   4-4    8  3  4  18
Jackson     2-10   2-4   15  1  3   6
Chamberlain 4-10   2-17  38 10  2  10
Greer      13-20   4-4   12  9  4  30
Jones       8-16   0-1    5  3  5  16
Cunningham 13-24   2-4    6  2  4  28
Guokas      4-5    0-0    5  3  2   6
Gambee      2-3    2-2    2  1  1   6
Weiss       2-3    0-0    2  2  1   4
TOTALS     55-118 16-36  93 34 26 126

SF missed 91 FGA and 10 FTA; Phl missed 63 and 20. That's a total of 184 missed shots, of which (76+93) 169 were rebounded by individuals. This is just about twice the # of rebounds in a modern game, on average.

Minutes aren't shown; Wilt's 38 boards represents .225 (22.5%) of the total; so if he played all 48, that's his Reb%. Thanks to Harvey Pollack, we know Wilt's Reb% for 1966-67 was 19.9; so in this game, he got just about 4 rebounds more than his normal share.

Wilt averaged 24.2 rebounds, in 45.5 minutes, that year. But in a game with so many rebounds (missed shots), he's expected to get 34 (in 48 min.). This is not a 'what-if' situation. It's just a full accounting of quantitative facts.
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Postby kovit123 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:28 am

Thanks MCT and can you please try the NBA Guide for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's list of 30 or more rebounding in single games and can you please included his 20 to 29 rebounding single games?
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Postby MCT » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:24 pm

John Grasso wrote:
MCT wrote:I don't have 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, or 1985-86 NBA Guides, so I can't check the 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 or 1984-85 seasons.
If anyone has a 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, or 1985-86 NBA Guide, could you check to see if there are any 30-rebound games listed in the section with high games from the previous season?


1981-82
Moses Malone, HOU vs. SEA, 2/11/82 - 32
1982-83
none - high Sikma 25 twice
1983-84
none - high M. Malone 27
1984-85
none - high Olajuwon 25 twice

There were no 30+ games in the playoffs in those 4 years

Thanks for looking this up, John. Now we should have every 30-rebound game in every regular season from 1967-68 onward. The only years we don't have complete info for are those years in the late '50s/'60s for which the NBA Guide's cutoff for inclusion was higher than 30.

kovit123 wrote:...can you please try the NBA Guide for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's list of 30 or more rebounding in single games...

Since we should have every 30-rebound regular-season game in every season that Kareem played, any 30-rebound games that he ever had should already be listed above. It looks like he had three -- one in 1971 (when he was still known as Lew Alcindor), one in 1975, and one in 1978. The career highs section of the NBA Guide published following his final season in the NBA confirms that his regular-season single-game high in rebounding was 34.
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Postby MCT » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:22 pm

At this point we have a complete list of every regular-season 30-rebound game in NBA history, except for the following seasons, for which the cutoff for inclusion in the NBA Guide was higher than 30:

1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1966-67

We can't use the NBA Guide to get a list of every 30-rebound game in these seasons. But we might be able to use it to narrow down the list of which players might have had 30-rebound games during those seasons, by looking at the career highs section of the Guide to see which players had career single-game highs in rebounding of 30 or more.

Because the career highs section only tracks career highs, it doesn't tell us how many times a player achieved 30 rebounds. Once a player had a game with 30 rebounds, his career high would be listed as "30" for the rest of his career, if he never exceeded it. He may have had one game in which he got 30 rebounds, or one hundred; there's just no way to know. But the career highs section will tell when a player first achieved a 30-rebound game, and any time he achieved a new career high beyond that (not the exact date he did these things, but at least which season it was). As such, we may be able to assemble a list of every player who had a 30-rebound game, even if we don't always know the exact date they did it, or how many times they did it.

I don't have any NBA Guides from the 1959-63 timeframe. The oldest edition I have is 1964-65. It shows the following players with single-game regular-season career highs of 30 or more:

Elgin Baylor 30
Walt Bellamy 30
Wilt Chamberlain 55
Bailey Howell 32
John Kerr 30
Jerry Lucas 40
Bob Pettit 35
Bill Russell 51
Dolph Schayes 35

The info for Chamberlain, Russell, Pettit, Schayes and Kerr doesn't tell us anything that we didn't already know. We already knew about the games in which these players achieved the career highs listed. They may had additional 30-rebound games that equalled or fell short of these career highs; or they may not have. Any player who had a 30-rebound game during or before the 1962-63 season may have had additional 30-rebound games during the timeframe where the cutoff for inclusion in the NBA Guide was higher than 30.

The info for Lucas likewise doesn't tell us anything new. Lucas' first season in the NBA was 1963-64. Since the 1964-65 NBA Guide has a complete list of all 30-rebound games from the 1963-64 season, we already knew that 1) Lucas had a game with 40 rebounds in 1963-64, and 2) that was the only 30-rebound game he had that season.

The info for the other three players (Howell, Baylor and Bellamy), however, does tell us things we didn't know before:

--Howell's career high is shown as 32, but we don't have any such game (or any game by Howell at all) on our current list. From this, we can deduce that Howell must have had a game with 32 rebounds during one of the seasons prior to 1964 where the cutoff for inclusion in the NBA Guide was higher than 32. That narrows it down to 1960-61, 1961-62 or 1962-63 (the cutoff was also higher in 1958-59, but Howell wasn't in the NBA yet at that point). Howell may have had additional 30-rebound games during the 1959-63 timeframe; there's no way to know for certain. But we do know that he did it at least once, with a game of 32 rebounds, some time during the 1960-61, 1961-62 or 1962-63 seasons.

--Baylor's career high is shown as 30, but we don't have any such game on our current list. From this, we can deduce that Baylor must have had a game with 30 rebounds during one of the seasons prior to 1964 where the cutoff for inclusion in the NBA Guide was higher than 30. That could have been anytime during the 1958-63 timeframe. Baylor may have had additional 30-rebound games during the 1958-63 timeframe; there's no way to know for certain. But we do know that he did it at least once, with a game of 30 rebounds, some time between the 1958-59 and 1962-63 seasons.

--Bellamy's career high is shown as 30, but we don't have any such game (or any game by Bellamy prior to the 1964-65 season) on our current list. From this, we can deduce that Bellamy must have had a game with 30 rebounds during one of the seasons prior to 1964 where the cutoff for inclusion in the NBA Guide was higher than 30. That narrows it down to 1961-62 or 1962-63 (Bellamy was not in the NBA prior to 1961-62). Bellamy may have had additional 30-rebound games during those two seasons; there's no way to know for certain. But we do know that he did it at least once, with a game of 30 rebounds, some time during the 1961-62 or 1962-63 seasons.

We also know that no player active at the end of the 1963-64 season, aside from those noted above, had ever had a 30-rebound game.

The cutoff for inclusion was higher than 30 again in 1966-67 (31). The career highs section of the 1967-68 NBA Guide shows the following players with regular-season single-game highs of 30 or more:

Elgin Baylor 30
Walt Bellamy 37
Wilt Chamberlain 55
Bailey Howell 32
Gus Johnson 34
Jerry Lucas 40
Bill Russell 51
Nate Thurmond 42

We already knew that each of these players had achieved these totals, so the only thing this really tells us is that no new players joined the 30-rebound club in 1966-67. It is however possible that any player on the above list may have had a game in 1966-67 with exactly 30 rebounds. We're not missing any players entirely, but we may be missing performances by players who are already on the list.

John, do you (or anyone else) have 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 or 1963-64 NBA Guides? If so, could you check the following?

--If those editions of the Guide have Select Circle lists for the previous season, can you confirm whether they have the same cutoff points as what's shown in the 1964-65 Guide (33 for 1958-59, 32 for 1959-60, 35 for 1960-61, 35 for 1961-62, 35 for 1962-63)? I assume that they are the same but would like to check to make sure.

--If those editions of the Guide have career highs list, can you check each year to see which players are shown with regular-season single-game career highs of 30 or more?
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Postby gorba77 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:55 pm

This is list for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: (25 or more rebounds)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. New York 01/11/70 27
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Boston 28/02/71 30
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Seattle 19/02/71 29
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Portland 22/11/70 26
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Milwaukee vs. New York 26/01/71 25
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia 23/10/71 29
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Baltimore 11/12/71 27
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Seattle 12/03/72 27
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Golden State 20/11/71 25
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Boston 06/03/72 # 25
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee vs. Detroit 28/12/72 28
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A.Lakers vs. Detroit 14/12/75 34
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A.Lakers vs. New York 12/03/76 26
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A.Lakers vs. New Jersey 03/02/78 # 30
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar L.A.Lakers vs. Boston 18/03/79 25
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Re: List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single gam

Postby Jerry11 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:43 am

Jerry Lucas had two 30-rebound games in November, 1963 in the same week, breaking Maurice Stokes' team record for the Royals. He also may have had one other his rookie season, in addition to the Leap Day 40. That would make a total of four for his rookie season, not just the one. I'll hunt down clippings to verify...
Great list, thanks for posting.

November 27th, 1963, 31 rebounds to break Maurice Stokes' Cincinnati Royals record of 30. He also added 21 points.
November 29th, 1963, 33 rebounds vs. New York, also 25 points on 11-18 shooting.

New York Times online archives has the games articles.
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Re: List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single gam

Postby Jerry11 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:07 pm

Lucas also had 33 rebounds vs. Phila in a game played the first week of February, 1964.
So that brings the total for his rookie season to four 30-rebound games, not one, as had been previously listed above.
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Re: List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single gam

Postby petroslav » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:29 pm

Lucas' 31 rebound game was actually on November 28th in a road game at Philly. His 33 rebound game vs. Philly was on February 7th.

Off topic: Jerry11, do you know how many rebounds and assists Maurice Stokes had on November 17th, 1957?
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Re: List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single gam

Postby Jerry11 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:21 pm

Sorry, can't help you there, so far, Petro. I think that was at home vs. St. Louis that night, a last-minute loss.
Bob Pettit got a lot of free throws then... I'll look through my clippings again and see what else I can find.

Just a note on counting rebounds then: There were alot more ' team rebounds ' then, and sometimes the wrong guy got credit for one here and there. Counted tallies in the 1950's, and in the faster 1960's, have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Stokes was manhandled a lot then, also.
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Re: List of NBA Games from 30 to 34 rebounds in a single gam

Postby petroslav » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:11 am

Right, it was a last-minute one-point home loss. That's why I thought you might have some local paper clipping(s). Pettit made eight free throws in 11 attempts.

Counting rebounds wasn't the only problematic topic back then. Contrary to popular opinion, it wasn't much harder to be credited with an assist back in the day than it is today.

Mar 11, 1958 Daily Boston Globe:

"How do you feel about the system throughout the league of scoring assists, if there is one set system?"

Cousy: "That's the trouble. I think there are eight systems. I think as I tell the boys in my Summer camp when they're scoring a game. Give an assist always to the last player to pass the ball to the man that scores, no matter how that final player scores."

For Cousy's and the Boston fans' benefit Dinny Whitmarsh, official scorer at the Garden, who, along with his WHDH partner, Sid Pike and Norman Altman, handle the "assists", describes just what is an assist.

Whitmarsh: "An assist is strictly a judgment call. You can't go by the book. A few years ago, Haskell Cohen, publicist of the N.B.A. told us scorers that we were giving out too many assists and suggested changes.

"Now, we do not give an assist if the player who last receives the ball, MAKES THE BASKET THROUGH HIS OWN EFFORTS AND NOT BECAUSE OF THE PASS. In other words, if Cousy passes to Bill Sharman, and Bill has to dribble a couple of times and go behind a "pick" and scores...no assist. No assist is given if the receiver fails in his initial goal try, but taps in a rebound. "In the case of Tommy Heinsohn, it's a bit different. Heinsohn may take a Cousy pass and then he usually makes a couple of moves or fakes, gets position for his hook and scores unaided...we give Cousy an assist."
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