Power forward Kris Humphries established a new career-high with 23 rebounds on Wednesday night in the New Jersey Nets’ 98-94 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Humphries previous career-high was 20 rebounds, set back on March 11 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nets' single-game franchise record for rebounds is 27, set by Buck Williams in a four-overtime road game against the Golden State Warriors back on Feb. 1, 1987. Three Nets have snagged 26 boards in regulation: Maurice Lucas (San Antonio, Feb. 24, 1980), Charles Schackleford (at Milwaukee, Feb. 20, 1990) and Jayson Williams (Cleveland, Nov. 13, 1997).
Here are the most notable NBA single-game rebounding records:
Most rebounds, game: 55-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. Boston, November 24, 1960
Most rebounds, rookie, game: 45-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. Syracuse, February 6, 1960
Most rebounds, one half: 32-Bill Russell, Boston vs. Philadelphia, November 16, 1957
Most rebounds, one quarter : 18-Nate Thurmond, San Francisco at Baltimore, February 28, 1965
To put things in perspective, this is just Humphries' second 20-rebound game of his career.
By comparison, Russell averaged 22.5 rebounds in 963 career games. He averaged 20-plus rebounds per game in 10 of his 13 NBA seasons.