Rajon Rondo put up another monster game Wednesday night, scoring 22 points and dishing out 15 assists, but the Celtics again showed pourous defense and lost to the Spurs, 112-100, Wednesday night at TD Garden.
"But we lost," Rondo said. "It's kind of irrelevant, really. It's all about winning. We lost so individual numbers don't matter. We got the 'L'."
Rondo is third on the team in scoring at 14.0 points per game while averaging 13.3 assists per contest.
Rondo ran his double-digit assist streak to 35 games with an assist to Brandon Bass early in the third quarter. He is now just two games shy of matching John Stockton for the second-longest streak in NBA history, set in 1987. Magic Johnson is just 11 games away and Rondo could tie that when the Celtics return to play in San Antonio on Dec. 15.
"It's great," captain Paul Pierce said when asked about Rondo's achievements. "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."
The Celtics are off on Thanksgiving before welcoming Kevin Durant and the defending Western Conference champion Thunder to town Friday night at the Garden. For more, visit the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics .