The athletic and high-leaping
It has become his mission to use his 6-11, 265-pound frame to get every rebound in sight.
Jordan was second in the NBA in rebounding before Sunday night's game, averaging 13.7 a game.
He was a rebounding beast for the
Jordan finished the trip against the
"Everybody has a role," Jordan said. "We have guys who are scorers. We have guys who are defenders. We have guys who are role guys. I'm just playing my role."
Because of Jordan's effort on the backboards, the Clippers weren't outrebounded in the three games.
Both the Clippers and
The Clippers outrebounded the
"I just don't ever want to be outrebounded as a team," Jordan said. "That was our problem last year. We gave up a lot offensive rebounds and it cost us some games. So, that's definitely a main focus of mine this season."
Clippers end trip right way
The Clippers had lost the first two games of their trip and were reeling in the third game at Houston.
But the Clippers got the win to finish the trip 1-2.
Was it a win the Clippers really needed for their psyche?
"I don't ever say that," Clippers Coach
"But, it was a good win for us. Too early for the need-win, but it was a good win for us. You didn't want to go on this trip 0-3."
The Clippers improved to 4-3.
"I didn't want to go back home 1-2,"
Rivers said the trip also taught him about the difficulties of traveling from the West Coast to the East Coast for a game.
"I thought I made some mistakes there just as far as changing our schedule a little bit better," he said. "I thought we started out bad. Just the rest factor. I shouldn't have had a shoot-around in Orlando. I'm just learning the East-West, West-East. When I thought about it, I think we had a 10:30 [a.m.] meeting [Wednesday]. That's 7:30 on our body clocks. Our shoot-around was awful. It was 7:30 in the morning to [the players]. So I learned a little bit as well on this trip."