Rajon Rondo will set another record tonight… and if he doesn’t, blame me.
Sitting just one assist shy of the single-season Celtics record (Rondo has 714, Cousy 715), Rondo will break the record tonight with his second assist. Considering he’s had at least 3 assists in every game this season, and is averaging 9.8 dimes, it’s a fair bet to say Rondo — barring injury — will break the record tonight. Of course, if he gets injured, it’s because of my jinx. I know the basketball gods hate it when a blogger for Celtics Town predicts a record will be broken.
You and I are probably more excited about the record than Rajon. He seems completely disinterested in hijacking Cousy’s 50-year old record. You’d think reaching a mark like that would mean a lot, but not to Rondo.
“It may mean more to me once I retire or I am away from here,” he said. “I am just focused on winning.”
And his assists, court sense, and everything else he does out there on the hardwood, are helping the Celtics do just that.