The point guard outdid himself in the Pistons’ 128-118 win over the Magic last night, notching 24 points and 21 assists.
It’s been a while since anyone posted those type of numbers.
- Last 20-assist game? Rajon Rondo with 20 for the Celtics on Nov. 17, 2012 against the Raptors
- Last 20-point, 20-assist game? Steve Nash with 21 and 20 for the Suns on Nov. 9, 2009 against the 76ers
- Last 24-point, 21-assist game? Nash with 28 and 22 for the Suns on Jan. 2, 2006 against the Knicks
Nash won MVP that year, and although Jennings won’t win that award, it’s easy to believe he would have gotten All-Star consideration if the Pistons dropped Smith a little sooner.
Jennings was dismissed as an inefficient, selfish gunner, but he quietly improved his passing last season. This year, Stan Van Gundy is bringing out the very best in the point guard.