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The Box Score Show
When Monsters on the Boards Roamed the Earth

The date was April 18, 1962, and the two most storied franchises in NBA history were facing off in Game 7 of the NBA Finals: the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the end, it was the seemingly unbeatable Celtics that came out on top in a 110-107 overtime victory to claim a fourth consecutive NBA title. But the star of the show was Bill Russell, who put up 30 points and grabbed … wait for it … 40 rebounds.

Yes, you read that right. The legend had 30 points and 40 rebounds in a winner-takes-all, overtime, Game 7 with the title on the line. Kevin Chroust and Chris De Salvo take us back to an era where there were rebounding opportunities aplenty. And Russell grabbed them.

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