# 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

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1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

The NBA champ New york knicks of 1972-73 were able to claim the title with a lowly rebound per game average of 47.34 vs a league average of 50.61. The 2009-10 Celtics averaged less than 40 rebounds per game but that was against a league average of only 41.7 rebounds per game. The 1972-73 ratio placed it well below the neccessary 39.9 rebounds to qualify as a sub 40 rebound champ. Of course all of the above is subject to my having made a correct mathematical calculation. Im sure you posters will let me know if I need to go back to school at age 80.
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Re: 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

seems, help me out. is the following in accordance w/ your post? :

if the '72-3 knicks avg'd 47.34 caroms / game, they rebounded at a rate of 93.54% when compared to the league avg of 50.61. as such....

if the '09-10 celtics rebounded at that same rate of 93.54% when compared to the league avg of 41.7, they would have avg'd only 39.01 caroms / game, thus flying in the face of fierce's stance that nba champions must avg at least 40 rebounds / game.

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wow....you guys are head and heals above me........!!!!

Seems.......80...?  .....I can only hope I'm in the shape you're in.....I have 18 years to go.....you are my official hero pal...!

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The NBA champ New york knicks of 1972-73 were able to claim the title with a lowly rebound per game average of 47.34 vs a league average of 50.61. The 2009-10 Celtics averaged less than 40 rebounds per game but that was against a league average of only 41.7 rebounds per game. The 1972-73 ratio placed it well below the neccessary 39.9 rebounds to qualify as a sub 40 rebound champ. Of course all of the above is subject to my having made a correct mathematical calculation. Im sure you posters will let me know if I need to go back to school at age 80.    seems
Posted by SeemsToMe

It's called an anomaly.  Enjoy!

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In Response to 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average:
The NBA champ New york knicks of 1972-73 were able to claim the title with a lowly rebound per game average of 47.34 vs a league average of 50.61. The 2009-10 Celtics averaged less than 40 rebounds per game but that was against a league average of only 41.7 rebounds per game. The 1972-73 ratio placed it well below the neccessary 39.9 rebounds to qualify as a sub 40 rebound champ. Of course all of the above is subject to my having made a correct mathematical calculation. Im sure you posters will let me know if I need to go back to school at age 80.    seems
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God Bless - this kind of stuff keeps you young!!

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Thinking that the Celts can win a championship being the 2nd worst or being the worst rebounding team in the NBA is a pipe dream.
Posted by Fiercest34

i think most of us would agree w/ that, fierce. i do. seems often has an interesting take on things. what do you think he's getting at w/ this thread?

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Re: 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

To all
My post is simply to show that the league has indeed had a team that won the crown with what was the eqivelent of less than 40 rebounds per game. Everything else is irrelevant in this case.

Seems

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Re: 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

Bailey Powe,

Thanks for confirming my numbers. You got it right on the money.
seems

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Re: 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

Duke

I just got up from a little snooze. Almost put myself in a coma trying to do the math for this post. Actually I enjoy my hobby of  equating NBA stastitics between the 1950's-60's and the last 30 years. I must average 4 hours a day( for about 5 years now). Walking is a problem, but from the waist up life is great.

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Re: 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

thank you, seems.

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Fiercest,

This is a one time response to you on this subject. I have no intention in getting into a marathon debate with you on this subject. I see it one way,you another. Thats what the board is for.

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Re: 1972-73 Knicks nba champs despite lowly rebound average

What am I missing here?    Don't you watch the games Fierce?  The celts don't get rebounds because they hustle back on defense...  they don't even attempt to hit the offensive glass...  It is a purposeful strategy implemented by the celts in recent years.  As a result of that strategy last season they had the second best defense in the NBA (in opponents points scored)- despite playing much of the year without a true center.   That is a phenomenal achievement.  The Celts choose to get fewer rebounds in order to focus on defense...  and it works...  yielding the lowest opponent's field goal percentage in the NBA!...  A handful of extra shots for the opposition doesn't matter if their overall shooting percentage is down by several percentage points.     Rame is quite right about injuries having a much larger impact on recent Celtics  playoff losses than "average rebounds per  game during regular season"

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