The Nets had a premier rebounding performance in win against Hawks

With Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan being their top two rebounders, the Brooklyn Nets have been one of the NBA’s top rebounding teams this season.

The Nets’ quality rebounding showed Wednesday in their 130-118 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

According to the Nets public relations staff, Brooklyn tied a season-high in offensive rebounds (18) and beat the Hawks in the rebound battle by 18 boards; the Nets had 53, and Atlanta had 35. Per Nets PR, it was the Nets’ largest rebound margin this season.

The Nets rank sixth in the league for rebounds per game (47.1), according to NBA.com stats. They’re tied for ninth in offensive rebounds (10.7) with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Allen, the team’s anchor in the middle, is having a career season when it comes to working the boards. He leads the Nets in rebounds and is averaging a career-high (10.6). Allen is also averaging career-highs in points (12.0) and field goal percentage (67.1%).

Along with Allen, Jordan is also having a good year rebounding the ball. Throughout his career, Jordan has been one of the NBA’s top rebounders, ranking fifth among active players in total rebounds (9,055).

This season, Jordan is averaging 9.2 rebounds per game; it’s the first time he’s averaged fewer than 10 rebounds since the 2012-13 season.

Aside from their leading big men, the Nets have also gotten rebounding contributions from some of their guards and wings. Taurean PrinceKyrie Irving and Caris LeVert are all grabbing at least 5.0 rebounds a game. Each player is averaging a career-high in rebounds, according to Basketball Reference.

With the Nets having rebounding come from multiple players, that helps them with pace and earning possession.

The Nets rank eighth in pace. They’ve won seven of their last 10, and in each of those wins they had a pace of at least 95.0, according to NBA.com. Their highest pace in this 10-game stretch was 109.50 in a win against the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 16.

The Nets will play on the road Friday against the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m. EST.

 

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