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.