Entering this season:
- 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
Now, 20-point, 20-assist games come easily – if you play for the Pistons.
Brandon Jennings had one earlier this season, and Reggie Jackson joined the club tonight.
Jackson finished with 23 points and 20 assists in Detroit’s 105-95 win over the Grizzlies.
Since the Pistons acquired him in a trade just before the deadline, Jackson has been up and down, seemingly putting too much pressure on himself from the jump. This final stretch of the season should factor into how much the Pistons offer him in free agency this summer.
Consider tonight a major step in the right direction for Jackson during a difficult season to navigate.