Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo missed their game against the Brooklyn Nets with an ankle injury but returned on Saturday to dish out 20 assists as the Celtics demolished the Toronto Raptors with a 107-89 win. Rondo’s performances have already put him in MVP discussions. Read more after the jump.
Handing out 20 assists on Saturday brought Rondo’s streak to 33 straight games with double-digit assists (excluding the playoffs). That puts him in third place overall with John Stockton second of all time with 37 and Magic Johnson currently holding the record at 46 straight games.
His latest game left his coaches, teammates and everyone in astonished.
It was the type of performance from Rondo that left his head coach and his teammates in amazement afterward, and one that caused Jason Terry, who led all scorers in this one with 20 points in 29 minutes, to say that his point guard should be in the MVP conversation.
“MVP is in the picture,” Rondo said. “I would like to be one day, but we’ve just got to keep winning. Who wouldn’t [want to] be? That’s a dream.”
Of course there’s plenty of games left in the season but if Rondo keeps up at this pace, he most definitely deserves to be in the discussion.