The Mavs’ Two Keys

Two reasons the Dallas Mavericks have pushed the best team in the NBA to a game seven…big men rebounding.

Through six games the Spurs Tim Duncan has played 213 minutes and grabbed 51 rebounds.

The Mavs’ key 4/5′s (sans Dirk Nowitzki) have played  193 minutes.  Samuel Dalembert and DeJuan Blair totaled 85 boards.

Dalembert and Blair are posting two of the top-ten single playoff season rebounding rates in the NBA’s three-point era….

                                  Tota
Rk             Player  Season  Tm    G TRB  TRB
1        DeJuan  Blair 2013-14 DAL    5  32 17.5
2      Dennis  Rodman* 1994-95 SAS   14 207 16.2
3       Kevin  Garnett 2001-02 MIN    3  56 15.5
4      Ralph  Sampson* 1984-85 HOU    5  83 15.5
5        DeJuan  Blair 2009-10 SAS   10  39 15.4
6        Marcus  Camby 2007-08 DEN    4  53 15.4
7      Dennis  Rodman* 1993-94 SAS    3  48 15.2
8    Samuel  Dalembert 2013-14 DAL    6  53 15.0
9      Dennis  Rodman* 1988-89 DET   17 170 15.0
10        Larry  Smith 1986-87 GSW   10 137 15.0

 

 

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