Mar 9, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) passes the ball against Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings (7) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Former Wildcat Rondo Passes Celtic Great Russell In Record Books

Last night former Kentucky Wildcat standout passed his way to number 5 on the Celtics all time assists chart. In the Celtics’ 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons, Rondo had a season-high 18 assists and zero turnovers, passing Bill Russell for fifth all-time in franchise history in the process. This was truly an astounding way for him to pass Bill Russell because of his impeccable way of not turning the ball over with that many assists. Rondo entered the night with 4,083 career assists, but really made the Pistons’ defense look silly all night.  His pass that resulted in a Kris Humphries reverse layup with just under two minutes remaining in regulation was the clincher to put him atop Celtic great and NBA Legend Bill Russell in that category in the arguably greatest NBA Franchise’s record books. Rondo has always been a pass first kind of guy, but this year since his injury he has broadened his horizons and his range from the floor. Rajon has knocked down more three pointers this season then he had his entire career combined in the few amount of games that he has played in. I think he is finally starting to realize he doesn’t need to be the the slasher he once was because his team needs more scoring then it had in the past. Better yet even though this season has been a bust for the Celtics and called “tanking” they still have a slim shot at making the playoffs believe it or not, and this win against the Pistons was absolutely huge.

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