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This Date in NBA History (Nov. 29, IST): Rajon Rondo's record-setting double-digit assists streak comes to an end

On Nov. 29, 2012, Rajon Rondo's double-digit assists streak of 37 games came to an end.

It culminated when he was ejected in the final minute of the first half of a contest against the Brooklyn Nets at the TD Garden. It was an altercation that also saw the Nets' Kris Humpries and Gerald Wallace get ejected.

At the time of his exit, Rondo had only dished out three assists for the game, one that the Nets won 95-83.

This game snapped his streak of consecutive double-digit assists games at 37, tied for the second-longest in NBA history with John Stockton, a Hall of Famer who has multiple assists streaks to his name.

Magic Johnson holds the record for most consecutive games with double-digit assists at 46 (April 13, 1983- Feb. 28, 1984). Similar to Johnson, Rondo's streak also took place over multiple seasons.

Longest double-digit assists streaks in NBA history*
Rank Player Streak Duration (First - Last)
1 Magic Johnson 46 Apr. 13, 1983 - Feb. 28, 1984
2 Rajon Rondo 37 Mar. 11, 2012 - Nov. 25, 2012
John Stockton 37 Feb. 27, 1989 - Nov. 29, 1989
4 John Stockton 29 Jan. 25, 1992 - Mar. 30, 1992
5 John Stockton 27 Nov. 24, 1990 - Jan. 18, 1991
John Stockton 27 Jan. 29, 1991 - Mar. 27, 1991
7 John Stockton 21 Mar. 13, 1990 - Nov. 2, 1990
John Stockton 21 Apr. 2, 1991 - Nov. 16, 1991
9 John Stockton 20 Dec. 11, 1991 - Jan. 22, 1992
Magic Johnson 20 Mar. 3, 1989 - Apr. 10, 1989

Other notable events on Nov. 29

  • In 1969, the New York Knicks scored six points in the final 16 seconds to defeat the Cincinnati Royals 106-105. Thus, extending their win streak to a then-NBA record of 18 games.

  • In 1986, the Boston Celtics recorded their 18th consecutive home victory as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs 111-96 at the Boston Garden.
  • In 1992, Reggie Miller explodes for a still-standing franchise-record 57 points as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 134-122.
  • In 2004, the New Jersey Nets and the Portland Trail Blazers combined for 55 points in the first half - the fewest combined points in NBA history for the first half.

Recent game-winning buzzer-beaters on Nov. 29

Cory Joseph vs. Washington Wizards in 2015

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