In the midst of getting demolished by the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, the Nets stumbled into an ignominious NBA record.
The Nets finished with just 17 rebounds on the night, the lowest total in NBA history. The Thunder finished with 41, including ten offensive rebounds.
The Nets had just five rebounds in the second half.
The previous NBA record low was held by the Detroit Pistons: they accumulated just 18 rebounds against the Charlotte Hornets on November 28, 2001.
To compare, a player has had eighteen or more rebounds in a game 69 times this season. Dwight Howard has the highest single-game rebound total this year, with a 26-rebound game on October 30th, 2013. Kevin Love had sixteen rebounds tonight.
Paul Pierce led the Nets with five rebounds. Shaun Livingston added four.