NBA’s Rajon Rondo Had the Most Assists in a Game Since 1996

He had 25 assists Wednesday night for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo #9 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

On Wednesday night, Rajon Rondo had 25 assists for the New Orleans Pelicans. Only six other NBA players have reached that mark in a single game. The last person to do it was Jason Kidd, in 1996. But that wasn’t the only record Rondo broke because he is also nearly 32-years-old and the oldest player to reach 25 assists in a game. His assists created 58 points, which is the most by any player in a game over the past 20 seasons. He also had all those assists in just 30 minutes. This marks the shortest amount of time out of the seven players who have reached 25 in a game. He also scored just two points, which is the fewest of the 25-assist club.

“The number one thing is we got the win. And then me, personally, I love passing the ball,” Rondo told ESPN, according to The Washington Post. “I’ve been blessed to play with a lot of great players, and what I take pride in is making those guys’ jobs easier.”

Rondo said that it is an honor to be mentioned with the other 25 assisters — Kidd, Scott Skiles, John Stockton, Kevin Johnson, Nate McMillan and Isiah Thomas — but that he gives all the credit to his “teammates making shots.”

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