The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Golden State Warriors 119-100 in front of a loud home court crowd to move the series to 2-1 on Friday.
Rajon Rondo was on another level recording an incredible state line of 10 rebounds and a playoff career-high 21 assists.
The last player to record 20 assists in a playoff game… Rondo in 2011.
“You can’t get assists without your teammates,” Rondo said after the game. “They made shots tonight, guys moved well without the ball. … It starts with defense. We were able to get stops, get out in transition, create mismatches in transition. Guys are going to their spots, and I just try to find them.”
Anthony Davis was the beneficiary of most of Rondo’s assists, finishing with 33 points, 18 rebounds and 4 steals. Darius Miller contributed with 5 points in 14 minutes.
The Pelicans look to even the series on Sunday at 3:30 pm ET. You can catch the game on ABC.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 5, 2018
All of Rondo’s 22 assists:
21 assists & 10 rebounds!
— NBA (@NBA) May 5, 2018
20-assist games in the playoffs in the last decade:
Rajon Rondo: 2
Every other player in the NBA combined: 0 pic.twitter.com/G1EhdLAHCK
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 5, 2018