On Monday in New Orleans, Jared Sullinger tied his career high by grabbing 20 rebounds:
Celtics with multiple 20-rebound games the last 15 years. Kevin Garnett Jared Sullinger There endeth the list. pic.twitter.com/8M8M5dGeef— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) December 8, 2015
Last night against the Bulls, Sully pulled down another 16 boards, giving him 36 in a two-game span:
Jared Sullinger: 36 rebounds in two games. Last Celtic to do it? Antione Walker, December 2000 Last with more? Robert Parish, January 1991— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) December 10, 2015
Brad Stevens noted how impressive Sullinger has been in the post lately, especially against taller guys like Anthony Davis, Omer Asik, Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol:
Stevens on Sully's rebounding: "He’s all over the glass, and that’s against really long players … When the ball hits his hands, it sticks."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 10, 2015
Isaiah Thomas perhaps summed up it up best:
Isaiah Thomas on Jared Sullinger: "He's not letting anyone else get any rebounds."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) December 10, 2015
After Wednesday's victory of Chicago, Sullinger attributed his rebounding prowess to his mother. Via Marc D'Amico of Celtics.com:
That's a blessing my mom gave me; she gave me her booty, so I can give all the credit to my mama.
Before this week, Sully's previous season high in rebounds was 15, a number he'd reached three times in 2015-16. Overall, his average of 9.7 boards per game ranks 12th in the league.
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