Rondo had a triple-double with a career-high 24 assists on Friday night to lead Boston to a 105-101 victory over the New York Knicks. It was second-most in franchise history and the most since Bob Cousy had 28 in 1959.
Rondo had 10 points and 10 rebounds and topped his regular-season best of 18 assists set against Sacramento in March; he also had two playoff games with 19.
Rondo assisted on eight of Garnett’s 12 baskets and six of the seven byGlen Davis. He had four assists toPaul Pierce, three to Ray Allen, two to Shaquille O’Neal and one toMarquis Daniels. The only players who scored and didn’t get an assist from Rondo were Rondo himself and his backup, Nate Robinson.
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