Rajon Rondo Racks Up 24 Assists in Win Over Knicks
Last year, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo set a franchise record for assists in a season when he finished the year with 794. On Friday night against the Knicks, Rondo came close to another Celtics’ record with 24 assists in a single game. The record is 28, held by Celtics’ legend Bob Cousy. Rondo also recorded a triple double during the game, and in the process tied the NBA record for most assists in a triple double.
After seeing Rondo do things like this and this, we already know he’s a special talent. But setting assist records for the Boston Celtics is truly an amazing feat. We’re talking about a franchise that was home to players like Bob Cousy, Dennis Johnson, Jo Jo White, and K.C. Jones. Those names are nothing to balk at. Sure, Rondo has been fortunate enough to play with guys like Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. The others had some help too, playing alongside the likes of Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and Kevin McHale. If Rondo can develop some sort of respectable jump shot over the next few seasons, he could easily be the best guard in the league.
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