Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports:

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Rajon Rondo collected his third franchise record of the season last night, smashing Bob Cousy’s single-season assists mark with his first two in the Celtics’ 119-114 overtime loss to the Rockets.

Rondo, thanks to a 10-assist, 21-point, five-steal, five-rebound performance, now has 724 assists with seven games left. Cousy’s mark of 715 had stood since the 1959-60 season.

Over the last month Rondo also became the only Celtic to hit the 650-assist mark in two different seasons, and also set the single-season steals record.

Kendrick Perkins said the Big Three is clearly “passing the torch” to the young point guard.