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Rajon Rondo says MVP is ‘in the picture’ after 20-assist performance (VIDEO)

Nov 17, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

Rajon Rondo singlehandedly took apart the Toronto Raptors, dishing out 20 assists in Boston’s 107-89 win on Saturday. And actually, he thought he should have had more.

From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com:

“He was actually mad about the 20 assists,” said teammate Courtney Lee. “He thought he could have gotten 30.”

It was the type of performance from Rondo that left his head coach and his teammates in amazement afterward, and one that caused Jason Terry, who led all scorers in this one with 20 points in 29 minutes, to say that his point guard should be in the MVP conversation.

“MVP is in the picture,” Rondo said. “I would like to be one day, but we’ve just got to keep winning. Who wouldn’t [want to] be? That’s a dream.”

It’s a very long season obviously, but if Rondo continues to dominate offensively and continues to rack up the assists at the rate he has, he’s absolutely right. He will be in the MVP picture.

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