Rajon Rondo has never been a good shooter, but the guy sure knows how to pass the basketball. The veteran point guard put that on full display Wednesday night, when he scored just two points, but had 25 assists in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 128-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Yes, TWENTY-FIVE assists, and only two points.
That’s a career-high in assists for Rondo (topping 24 assists), a franchise record for the Pelicans, and it’s the most assists from an NBA player in a game since Jason Kidd had 25 assists in 1996.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 28, 2017
First player since Jason Kidd (1996) to record 25+ ASSISTS in a single game. pic.twitter.com/0aPvE6f5dQ
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) December 28, 2017
Additionally, Rondo is the first player to get 25 assists in a game in under 36 minutes; he accomplished it in 30 minutes.
There have been 10 games with 25 assists or more in NBA History per @bball_ref – none have ever been logged in 36 minutes or less.
Rajon Rondo just got his 25 assists in 30 minutes. pic.twitter.com/nzwcSQMPc0
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) December 28, 2017
Rondo is also the oldest player in NBA history to have 25 assists in a game:
Rajon Rondo is the oldest player in NBA history with 25 assists in a game (31 years, 308 days old)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 28, 2017
And he now has three career games with at least 20 assists and fewer than 10 points:
Rajon Rondo has 3 games with more than 20 assists while scoring less than 10 points. The only player with more such games is Magic Johnson with four. pic.twitter.com/WKpJw5FspE
— StatMuse (@statmuse) December 28, 2017
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