Rondo's record? 11+ streak rolls on
Rajon Rondo's been given an assist they missed in Milwaukee. That makes 11 for the game and thus a new NBA record 28 straight games of 11+.— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) November 14, 2012
Re-watching the tape, a bucket by Brandon Bass with 6:29 to play in the third quarter was originally scored as an assist for Jason Terry, but it's clearly Rondo with the baseline feed. This is significant because with that additional assist, Rondo set an NBA record with his 28th consecutive game of 11 assists or more.
It's somewhat less noteworthy than Rondo's current 31-game streak with double-digit assists, one he currently sits third all-time while chasing John Stockton (37) and Magic Johnson (46). But it's still remarkable and it's still a record.
Even with that re-scoring in Milwaukee, that 11+ streak seemed to end on Monday when Rondo finished with 10 assists in a win over the Bulls. But here's the crazy part: It looks like the scorer missed another assist.
Rondo fed Terry for a 20-foot jumper with 4:54 to play in the fourth quarter to put Boston out front 89-84. The official box score credits Paul Pierce with the assist, but Pierce was setting a double screen with Kevin Garnett to give Terry a clean look.
If that play is ultimately re-scored as an assist for Rondo, he's sitting at 29 straight with 11+ and 31 straight with 10+ assists entering Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
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