We’re eight minutes into the third quarter, and Rajon Rondo has 12 assists on the game. That’s 12 assists … on 23 Boston field goals. Some teams don’t reach a 1:2 assist to field goal ratio, but Rondo is a rare, rare passer.
He also has home scorers in Game 1. One Rondo assist involved the point guard forcing a pass into a well-covered Paul Pierce, who jabbed, spun and faded away over the course of roughly 13 seconds to get a bucket.
Rondo is the league’s most willing passer, sure. But his assist numbers are goosed tonight.