More on Rondo being this season's top assist machine from ESPN Boston:
Until Thursday night, (The Celtics) had had only one assists leader -- and
that was 52 years ago. Bob Cousy led the NBA with 9.5 dimes a game in
the 1959-60 season. That was the last of eight straight seasons the Cooz
led the league in assists.
But now Cousy has another Celtic with
whom to share the honor. Rondo joined him after another eye-popping
evening, dishing out 15 assists in the Celtics' 87-74 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and taking the assists crown from Steve Nash with an 11.7 per game average. Nash averaged 10.7 per game.
could have sat out Thursday and still won the crown, but both he and
Doc Rivers felt the point guard needed some time for rhythm and
conditioning purposes. Rondo had not played since April 17 and,
according to Rivers, had not done much of anything from a basketball
standpoint since then.