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.
|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.
(1992) 25 years ago today, Reggie Miller dropped a career-high 57 points!- Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) November 28, 2017
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- 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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