Box Score Bank: With an assist from Rondo

Box Score Bank: With an assist from Rondo
April 10, 2012, 9:13 pm
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There are many serious story lines surrounding tonight's CelticsHeat game

and Rajon Rondo's assist streak isn't one of them.

Still, the fact that he's now dropped double digit dimes in 17 straight games is pretty cool. Even cooler? That the Celtics are 11-6 in said 17 games.

According to Elias, Rondo's is the first guy to have a streak this long since John Stockton (Who did you expect, Yinka Dare?) did it in 29 straight games back in 1992.

And wouldn't you know, one of those 29 games came against the Celtics.

So, let's crank up the Box Score Bank to February 17, 1992

George H.W. Bush was in his fourth and final year of his presidency. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was No. 1 at the box office. My personal hero, Right Said Fred, and the song that changed my life, "I'm Too Sexy." was No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Rondo was a week from his sixth birthday.

And over in Utah, John Stockton was dropping 12 assists on the Celtics.

February 17, 1992: Utah 88, Boston 83

Stockton actually had a pretty mediocre game, with only 11 points on 3 of 12 shooting, but his 12 dimes were enough to trigger The Mailman, who had 30 points and 13 boards in Utah's gritty win. Also for Utah, Mark Eaton has customary three blocks, Big Blue Edwards had six points in 28 minutes and current Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin had 13 rebounds off the bench.

Reggie Lewis led the Celtics with 19 points.

(How many consecutive days do you think I'll find a way to mention Reggie on this blog? Guess we'll find out.)

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