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This time, Doc gets the assist

As Rajon Rondo stretches his streak, even the Celtics coach is onboard

Updated: November 19, 2012, 11:55 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Celtics coach Doc Rivers is enduring some scrutiny because he dared to acknowledge what's already well known: NBA players care a heck of a lot about stats and streaks.

With 98 seconds remaining in Boston's lopsided loss to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, Rivers called a timeout and attempted to draw up a play with the goal of getting point guard Rajon Rondo his 10th assist in order to extend his lengthy double-digit assist streak.

Ironically, Rondo turned the ball over trying to set ...

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