Does rebounding matter?
The Celtics haven’t been a great rebounding team for a long time. They haven’t even been a good one. This season, Boston ranks 29th in total rebounding. They lack a true rebounding presence now that rookie Jared Sullinger is out for the year. Losing Rajon Rondo hurts them in this area as well. The Knicks are not a great rebounding team either (they rank 26th). This isn’t likely to be a series won in the trenches, but for the Celtics, maybe it should be.