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Rajon Rondo Sets Pelicans Record with 25 Assists vs. Nets

Rajon Rondo Sets Pelicans Record with 25 Assists vs. Nets”

While it is unrealistic to expect Rondo to consistently replicate his record-setting performance from Wednesday moving forward, his presence in the backcourt with Davis and Cousins anchoring the frontcourt has made the Pelicans a unsafe team heading into the middle portion of the season.

New Orleans experienced that first-hand in January of last season, when Brooklyn registered a stunning 143-114 victory in the Smoothie King Center.

With All-Star frontcourt duo Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins at their disposal, the New Orleans Pelicans needed to bring in a playmaker to feed them and chose one of the best in the National Basketball Association.

Cousins said Rondo made it look "easy".

Davis on this week's homestand vs. Brooklyn, Dallas and NY, teams that are a combined 9-35 on the road and 39-62 overall this season: "We've got a great opportunity to win all three".

Both teams shot exceptionally well from the three-point line. "It wasn't just me", Rondo said. The Nets drained19 three-pointers in 38 tries as New Orleans made 17-of-33 from beyond the arc.

ABOUT THE NETS (12-21): Point guard Spencer Dinwiddie has filled the massive voids left behind by injuries in Brooklyn's backcourt and he's playing some of his best basketball early in the road trip. But it wasn't enough to overcome the hole that they fell into earlier.

The only drama in the latter stages of the fourth quarter was whether Rondo would eclipse franchise and career marks for assists.

One of Brooklyn's starters finished in double-figures as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posted 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 24 minutes.

The Pelicans' defense - or lack thereof in games before the December 22-23 wins - controls much more than opposing points. Those stats could prove even more relevant Wednesday night, when New Orleans hosts Brooklyn (12-21), which ranks third in the National Basketball Association in three-point makes per game (11.9) and second in attempts (34.4).

Said Rondo of his membership in a pretty exclusive club: "It's definitely an honor to be mentioned with those guys, especially with passing the ball, which I take pride in".



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