On a night where Jordan Crawford netted a triple-double and JaVale McGee put together a very efficient 25 points, the most astounding line of the night by far belonged to Andray Blatche.
- 36 points
- 19 rebounds
- 4 assists
- 1 steal
- 1 block
- 16 offensive rebounds, a Bullets/Wizards franchise record
The statistics for offensive rebounding on basketballreference.com go back to 1985-86. Here is a link showing all the players who garnered 15 boards on the offensive side. Quite a list of players, but none put up as many as Andray's 36 points.
The fact that Blatche set the franchise record is even more impressive when you consider that Moses Malone, the holder of virtually every offensive rebounding record, played two years at the tail-end of his prime in DC. But Moses never topped more than 11 offensive rebounds in a game as a Bullet.**
Moses holds the following NBA offensive rebounding records:
- Career: 6731 (7382, if you count his ABA seasons)
- Season: 587 (Houston, 1978-79)
- Game: 21 (Houston vs. Seattle, February 11, 1982)
- Career Average: 5.1
- Season Average: 7.2 (Houston, 1978-79)
It's hard to imagine averaging 5.1 offensive rebounds per game for a career that spanned over 1300 games.
Can you guess which player holds the career mark for defensive rebounds per game? (Hint: Blake Griffin is pretty high on the list, but it's a different redhead.)
** Offensive rebounding stats have only been kept in the NBA since '73-'74, so Wes Unseld's early years don't count. I wonder if Wes ever got 16?