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Rondo Records 25 Assists vs. Brooklyn

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Rondo Records 25 Assists vs. Brooklyn

Rajon Rondo still has it. And he’s brought his passing talents with him to the Big Easy. With weapons such as DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, and Jrue Holiday, Rondo was set up for success. In fact, he was set up so well that he was able to do something that no one has done since Jason Kidd in 1996. On Wednesday, Rondo records 25 assists in the New Orleans Pelicans 128-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Rondo Holds Some Pretty Impressive Records

Not only did the former Kentucky Wildcat dish out 25 assists. He also set a few records along the way according to Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Rajon was the oldest player (31) with 25+ assists in a game.
  • Rondo only played 30 minutes, which is the fewest by a player with at least 25 assists.
  • He only scored TWO points, which is the fewest in such a game in NBA history.
  • Set a new franchise record for assists in a game.
  • Rondo’s career-high in dimes.

Although he set several records in his performance last night Rondo stayed humble, and gave all the praise to his teammates and game plan, “Our defense. It’s all about our defense. We were able to get stops. We got out in transition, and then the rest is, y’know, the guys making shots. And it’s all on those guys.”

Other Stats of the Night That Have to be Mentioned

The Pelicans played a great game throughout. The remaining four starters all scored 20+ points. New Orleans shot 53.3 percent from the field, and 51.5 percent from the three point line. And the only way you can rack up a bunch of assists is if your teammates can make shots. And Rondo’s teammates did just that.

Cousins and Davis each had a double-double respectively.

Cousins finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds. While Davis scored 33 points and grabbed 11 boards.

The Pelicans are now on a three game win streak, and look to continue it against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night at 8 ET.