Kanter pulls down Blazers record 30 rebounds

PORTLAND, Ore. — Enes Kanter had 24 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers routed the Detroit Pistons 118-103 on Saturday night.

Kanter bested Sidney Wicks’ Portland record of 27 rebounds set in 1975. Each time Kanter added to the record Saturday, the Blazers’ bench stood and cheered.

Kanter is the fourth player with 30 rebounds in a game in the past 20 seasons, joining Dwight Howard in 2018, Andrew Bynum in 2012 and Kevin Love in 2011. He also surpassed his own career high of 26 set while he played for the Knicks in 2018.

Damian Lillard had 27 points and 10 assists and CJ McCollum added 26 points for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Kanter started in place of center Jusuf Nurkic, who was not available for the Blazers because it was the first game of a back-to-back. Nurkic had knee swelling that kept him out of a game earlier this week against the Clippers. Blazers coach Terry Stotts said before the game that Nurkic would be available for Sunday night’s game at home against Miami.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source: Read Full Article