New York Knicks: 15 greatest individual performances of all-time

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Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks
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13. Tyson pulls down all the rebounds

This performance came during what is still the best season New York has had this century, with 54 wins and an appearance in the second round of the postseason.

Following up his NBA Defensive Player of the Year campaign, Tyson Chandler was having one of his best seasons to date, helping the Knicks on both ends of the floor in what would amount to his first and only All-Star appearance to date.

For all those detail-oriented NBA historians, this matchup between the Knicks and the Golden State Warriors is mostly known as Stephen Curry’s breakout performance, where the two-time NBA MVP would score a career-high 54 points with 11 3-pointers.

However, Curry wouldn’t be the only one to fill up the box score on that February night, as Chandler would set a franchise record for the most rebounds corralled in a single game with 28, helping New York to a victory, 109-105.

Players are praised — and rightfully so — for pulling down 10 rebounds. To haul in 28 takes not only a certain number of minutes, but also consistent effort to box out one’s man and pursue the basketball no matter how it bounces off the rim. Chandler was clearly in a zone on the glass the way Curry was with his shot, locked in mentally with the feeling that every rebound was his for the taking.

His performance obviously gets overshadowed by Curry’s incredible shooting spree, but Tyson’s contributions were a big reason that despite Curry’s gaudy numbers, the Knicks still came out with the W. It was this same energy that helped New York to its successful season.