MIAMI -- Baseball had the "Hitless Wonders." Does basketball now have the "Reboundless Wonders?"
The Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 1906 despite their .230 batting average being worst in the American League. Now, the Miami Heat (17-6) remain the favorite to win a second straight championship despite having entered Thursday ranked 28th out of 30 NBA teams in rebounding percentage and having won the battle of the boards in just five of 22 games.
The Heat showed they can board when they really focus on it, having outrebounded Dallas 47-36 in a 110-95 rout Thursday night. Then again, the Mavericks entered the game 30th in rebounding percentage.
Miami, though, has shown the ability to win games even when the rebounding numbers are really ugly. On Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Heat did what would be the equivalent of a baseball team getting no hits and winning a game. Teams with a plus-28 rebounding margin had been 166-3 since 1985-86, but Minnesota lost 103-92 at M...