Tyson Chandler has collected 20 rebounds in each of the Knicks’ past three games and the team went home happy with a win on each occasion. In these contests, Chandler averaged 13 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds a night and averaged a rebound percentage of 32.7%, which would lead the league by a landslide.
Since the 1985-1986 season, Chandler is only the eighth player to have three consecutive 20+ rebound games. The other seven in that time period are Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Ben Wallace, Dikembe Mutombo, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Willis and Michael Cage. Rodman had the longest streak of twenty-rebound games with 7 games in a row. And he did that twice in his career.
As you can tell by this list, Tyson Chandler is the only Knick in that stretch to have 3 straight twenty-rebound games. What makes this all the more impressive is that Chandler did not have these performances in huge-minute games. Chandler just played 32-36 minutes in all three contests, and one bout was against an over-.500 team, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Chandler once again continues to impress and fortify his place in Knicks history, after becoming the first New York Knicks player to take home the Defensive Player of the Year award trophy last season. Next on the list? Winning the Knicks’ first NBA championship in forty years.