Celtics vs. Spurs: Rajon Rondo Dishes 22 Assists, Records Triple-Double

January 5th, 2011 by Dan Hartel Leave a reply »
In one of the best games to be played this year without a doubt, the Boston Celtics defeated the San Antonio Spurs 105-103 Wednesday night at the TD Garden.

The Celtics now move to 27-7 on the season and 15-2 at home. They currently have the best record in the Eastern Conference and second-best record in the NBA, behind only the Spurs (29-6).

Rajon Rondo was the clear star for the Celtics, proving yet again why he is the best facilitator in the NBA. He finished with 12 points, 22 assists, 10 rebounds and six steals—just four takeaways from the elusive quadruple-double. 

His 22-assist effort is the second-highest total of the season. Rondo previously recorded a 24-assist game (and triple-double) against the Knicks on October 29. Rondo has recorded 11 triple-doubles thus far in his young career.

Rondo was 4-of-5 from the field in the fourth quarter, including a 19' and 18' jumper, as well as a difficult 7' floater with about a minute left in regulation. He continues to make improvements on his mid-range jump shot, which is slowly becoming a part of his diverse offensive repertoire. 

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