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Rondo sets single-season steal record

BOSTON -- Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo set a new team single-season record for steals Friday night against the Kings.

Rondo entered the game tied with RIck Fox, who set the franchise mark with 167 steals in 1996-97. Rondo established the new record with a second-quarter pickpocket of Sean May with 4:39 to play in the half.

Before the game, Rondo joked about not having the record yet and, with 11 games to play, said, "I hope I trip and fall on one tonight."

The only real suspense came when Rondo was originally credited with a first-quarter steal, then had it retracted soon after. He had to wait for his second shift on the floor to set the mark.