Rajon Rondo, from the New Orlando Pelicans, had one hell of a game last night against the Brooklyn Nets. At the Smoothie King Center, Rondo dished out a head-turning 25 assists, setting a franchise record and also becoming the first player since Jason Kidd on Feb. 8, 1996, to record 25-plus assists in a single game.
To add a cherry on the delicious night, Rondo notched the 25 assists in just 30 minutes, setting a new mark for the least amount of game time needed to reach that plateau. This is quite amazing as he only had a combined 24 assists in his previous five games entering Wednesday’s contest against the Nets.
“The No. 1 thing is we got the win. And then me, personally, I love passing the Ball. I’ve been blessed to play with a lot of great players, and what I take pride in is making those guys’ jobs easier.”Rondo told reporters after the game.
Rondo scored just two points in the game, but the big man facilitating on the court, allowed a number of other players to contribute. Anthony Davis led the way with 33 points and 6 blocks, while DeMarcus Cousins added a double-double as well with 27 points and 14 boards.
While it’s unrealistic to expect Rondo to consistently replicate his record-setting performance each and every night, but his presence in the backcourt with Davis and Cousins, anchoring the offense, has made the Pelicans a dangerous team heading into the middle portion of the season.
Catch you Monday.