NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from Houston Rocket’s win over the Boston Celtics
#2 Domination on the boards for Houston
Were the Celtics seen anywhere on the boards tonight? They grabbed only 38 rebounds while the Rockets had 54. They were in the mood of not giving the Celtics any rebound in this game. They were putting in the effort and being physical when needed.
This rewarded them with them getting 16 more rebounds than the Celtics and led to them taking more shots and having a chance to score a second time.
Clint Capela was a beast on the boards for the Rockets as he came up with 18 rebounds on his own. Then other multiple players also contributed their part in making sure that they give their team crucial rebounds so that they can take the game away from the Celtics.
The Rockets are ranked 26th for rebounds per game, but this was clearly a refreshing sight to see them put in so much effort on the boards.