Rajon Rondo puts up big game against Lakers
Rajon Rondo looked like his former excellent self yesterday, playing well in a win against the Lakers. They aren't exactly experienced at the point guard position, however. Still, Rondo was nice. Here's the Sacramento Bee reporting:
Rajon Rondo studied up on what he needed to do to jump-start the Kings after a lackluster performance in the season opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
Rondo’s film study focused on what was likely obvious to most who watched the Clippers game: He needed to be more aggressive.
Rondo asserted himself early on Friday in what became a 132-114 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers at Sleep Train Arena for the Kings’ first win of the season.
Rondo made five of his eight assists in the first quarter. He finished with 21 points in 24 minutes.
“I wanted to come out aggressive tonight,” Rondo said. “I knew I had to be a lot more aggressive than I was last game, get guys involved. I wasn’t aggressive enough for our team to be successful.” ...
DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks for the Kings (1-1). Gay added 19 points and three assists and Cauley-Stein had 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in his first NBA start.