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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Defensive Rebounds*

*Defensive rebounds have been compiled since 1973-74.

Most seasons leading league, defensive rebounds

6 Dwight Howard
5 Kevin Garnett
3 Dennis Rodman

Most consecutive seasons leading league, defensive rebounds

6 Dwight Howard 2007-08—2012-13
5 Kevin Garnett 2002-03—2006-07
2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1975-76—1976-77
2 Swen Nater 1979-80—1980-81
2 Charles Oakley 1986-87—1987-88
2 Hakeem Olajuwon 1988-89—1989-90
2 Dikembe Mutombo 1998-99—1999-00

Most defensive rebounds, career

11406 Karl Malone
10757 Kevin Garnett
10117 Robert Parish

Most defensive rebounds, season

1111 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1975-76
1109 Elvin Hayes 1973-74
1007 Dennis Rodman 1991-92

Most defensive rebounds, rookie, season

780 Shaquille O'Neal 1992-93
719 Blake Griffin 2010-11
703 Tim Duncan 1997-98

Most defensive rebounds, game

29 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Dec 14, 1975
28 Moses Malone Nov 17, 1973
26 Rony Seikaly Mar 3, 1993

Most defensive rebounds, one half

18 Swen Nater Dec 14, 1979
17 Marvin Webster Nov 1, 1977

Most defensive rebounds, one quarter

13 Happy Hairston Nov 15, 1974
12 John Lambert Feb 6, 1979
12 Kevin Willis Feb 3, 1992
12 Charles Barkley Jan 10, 1997