On This Date: Harry Gallatin grabs a Knick-high 33 rebounds in a game

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March 15th 1953: Harry Gallatin grabs a Knick-record 33 rebounds

Harry Gallatin ended the 1952-53 season with a bang, scoring 30 points and grabbing 33 rebounds in a 81-69 loss against the Fort Wayne Pistons. While rebounds weren’t tracked fully until 1973, the 33 boards remain a Knick record to this date. Willis Reed later tied his record in the 1970-71 season.

While his height of 6’6 would make him more of a shooting guard or point guard in this era, Gallatin was instead a rugged and tenacious rebounder. He averaged more than 12 rebounds a game while with the Knicks.

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