On This Date in NBA History: December 24, The Most Rebounds in a Game

Nov 1, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics former center Bill Russell watches during the first half of a game between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

1960 – In a 150-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Boston Garden, the Boston Celtics set the record for the most rebounds in a single game in NBA history. Led by Bill Russell’s 29 boards, the Celtics totaled 112 as a team. No team has recorded more than 80 rebounds in a game over the last few decades. In the second quarter, referee Sid Borgia ejected Red Auerbach after the Celtics head coach grabbed him by the arm to pull him in front of the cameras. Auerbach thought Borgia was making unnecessary calls just to get on television.

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