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In Game 3, Chris Bosh grabbed nearly the same number of rebounds as the entire Bulls' starting frontcourt (19 vs. 20). The Bulls just cannot allow this to happen, especially against a team who could punish them on offense with second or third opportunities.
The Bulls didn't exactly do terribly on the glass in Game 3, but they didn't rebound enough to win the game.
Joakim Noah was the leading Bulls rebounder with 11, which included seven offensive rebounds. The player with the second-highest total rebounds was Nate Robinson with six, which is definitely surprising, considering that he's the smallest guy on the floor.
Carlos Boozer only recorded four rebounds and no other frontcourt player had more than five.
Bosh is a good rebounder, but his regular-season rebounding averages are nowhere near as high as Boozer's or Noah's. In fact, his 6.8 rebounds per game average is even lower than that of LeBron James.
Noah, Boozer and Taj Gibson will have to outwork Bosh on the glass. They cannot allow him to have a phenomenal rebounding performance like he did in Game 3.