Is it possible the Celtics are actually good at rebounding? (the numbers so far are staggering)

Last night in Chicago the Celtics out-rebounded the Bulls 45-38.  The same Bulls team that starts a pair of All-Star seven-footers in Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol.  For the season Boston has now out-rebounded its opponents by a total of 266-228, or 44.3-38.0 per contest.  This number is somewhat skewed by the 55-24 demolition on the glass against the Raptors, but the Celtics are still a +7 overall even without that game.

With an undersized starting frontcourt of Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, rebounding figured to be a big issue for the C's this year.  Yes, it's only been six games, but to this point Boston is actually second in the NBA in rebounding percentage, pulling down 53.8% of all available boards.

The Celtics also have the No. 1 offensive rebounding rate in the league at 31.3%.

It's been an all-around team effort for Boston, as no player is even averaging in double figures.  Sullinger leads the way at 8.3 per game, followed by Rajon Rondo (8.0) and Olynyk (7.3).

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