Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets dunks the ball against the Chicago Bulls during their game at Spectrum Center on February 27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by )
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Howard moves past Pettit for 18th on NBA/ABA all-time rebound list

Dwight Howard climbed another rung of the all-time rebounding list on Wednesday. The Atlanta native moved past former Hawks player Bob Pettit and into 18th place on the NBA/ABA all-time list with 12,855 rebounds. Pettit finished his career with 12,849 rebounds. Howard is 88 rebounds away from moving past Jerry Lucas for 17th place.

Howard, who spent last season with the Hawks, had 24 points and six rebounds for the Hornets in a 118-103 win over the Bulls Wednesday.

Howard is the only active player on the NBA/ABA all-time rebound list. Of the top 20 rebounders, only four are not in the Basketball Hall of Fame - Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, who are not yet eligible, Buck Williams and Howard. 

Here is the current all-time rebound list:

1. Wilt Chamberlain* 23,924

  1. Bill Russell* 21,620
  2. Moses Malone* 17,834
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 17,440
  4. Artis Gilmore* 16,330
  5. Elvin Hayes* 16,279
  6. Tim Duncan 15,091
  7. Karl Malone* 14,968
  8. Robert Parish* 14,715
  9. Kevin Garnett 14,662
  10. Nate Thurmond* 14,464
  11. Walt Bellamy* 14,241
  12. Wes Unseld* 13,769
  13. Hakeem Olajuwon* 13,748
  14. Shaquille O’Neal* 13,099
  15. Buck Williams 13,017
  16. Jerry Lucas* 12,942
  17. Dwight Howard 12,855
  18. Bob Pettit* 12,849
  19. Charles Barkley* 12,546

* - Hall of Famer