Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: Rajon Rondo Making History Edition

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While everyone was focused on college football yesterday, there were some notable NBA games taking place, and on former Cats continued to make NBA history.


Nov 17, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives the ball against Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) during the first half at the TD Garden. The Celtics defeated the Raptors 107-89. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Celtics pint guard Rajon Rondo is in the midst of what is on the verge of going down as one of the most illustrious streaks in NBA history, as he notched his 33rd straight double-figure assist performance against the Toronto Raptors yesterday. But this may have been on of the best performances during that streak, as he dished out 20 assists to lead his Celtics to a convincing 107-89 over the Raptors. The Celtics had assists on 37/43 field goals (56.6%) with Rondo leading the way and finishing just four assists short of his career high.

NBA hall-of-fame point guard John Stockton is second all-time at 37 straight double-figure assist games. Magic Johnson holds the NBA record at 46. Rondo can tie Stockton on November 25th at Orlando, and pass Stocktonon November 28th at home against the Nets.

Rondo is glad to have the streak, as he knows it means he’s doing his job as a point guard in setting his teammates the best he can:

It’s something I look forward to every game — trying to make my teammates happy, and somehow I keep getting to 10 (assists). It means my teammates are making shots. I’m making some OK passes, just taking what the defense gives to me.

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