Rajon Rondo, Demarcus Cousins make list of Top 10 performances this season
A couple of days ago, Andy Roth, a writer for Sheridan Hoops, put together his list of the top 10 performances of the NBA season. Not surprisingly, NBAcat Rajon Rondo made the cut…twice! Demarcus Cousins made the honorable mention.
From Sheridan Hoops…
2. Rajon Rondo: 18 points, 17 assists, 20 rebounds in 48 minutes March 4 vs, New York in a 115-111 overtime win.
Rondo is not the best point guard in the game, but you’d be hard-pressed to find another one that could put up these type of all-around numbers. The last player to record a triple-double with at least 17 in each category was over 20 years ago, when Magic Johnson had 24 points, 17 assists and 17 rebounds in 1989. The last player to exceed Rondo’s performance in each category was Wilt Chamberlain, who had 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists in 1968.
It’s one thing for a 6’9″ point guard like Magic to put up that kind of rebounding total, but it’s truly phenomenal that Rondo, at 6’1″, could pull down 20 boards.
3. Rajon Rondo: 32 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds in 40 minutes March 12 vs. Chicago in a 95-91 victory.
I could have just as easily ranked this performance No. 2, but went with the game against the Knicks because of the 20 rebounds. Even though Derrick Rose didn’t play in this game, the performance came against one of the best defensive teams in the league.
DeMarcus Cousins: 41 points, 12 rebounds at Phoenix April 3.
Great job fellas!!
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