Kevin Johnson

Rondo's record 25 assists power Pelicans past Nets, 128-113

It took Rajon Rondo 20 games in a Pelicans uniform to rewrite franchise record books.

As Rondo gains more comfort with his new team — and its unusual lineup featuring two dynamic All-Star big men — his ability to recognize mismatches and put talented scorers in advantageous spots could be exactly what New Orleans needs.

Rondo set a franchise record with a career-high 25 assists in just 30 minutes on the court, Anthony Davis had 33 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, and the Pelicans beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113 on Wednesday night.

"The No. 1 thing is we got the win. And then me, personally, I love passing the ball," Rondo said. "I've been blessed to...