Rondo: 'Individual numbers don't matter'

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Rondo: 'Individual numbers don't matter'

BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo's assist streak has become just as talked about as the final score. 
With 15 dimes against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Rondo reached 35 consecutive games with 10 or more assists dating back to March 11. 
He is now just two games away from tying John Stockton for second all-time. 
But after a 112-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, he dismissed the significance of his ball distribution. 
"We lost so it's kind of irrelevant, really," Rondo said. "It's all about winning and we lost, so individual numbers don't matter."
Rondo nearly snapped his streak on Sunday in a blowout loss to the Detroit Pistons, but kept the stretch alive when he dished his tenth assist in the final minutes. 
While he reached the mark early in the third quarter against the Spurs, neither him nor his teammates had much to say about the continuation after the defeat.
"It's great," said Paul Pierce. "That's all great right now but I'm interested in the team and winning games. I've been a part of individual statistics, which are great. When you're not winning, it's tough to really acknowledge that."

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.

While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.

According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”

Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb. 

When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."