BOSTON — Twenty years from now, in a break in the action during a Celtics game at the new TD Garden, some precocious little girl or some meathead from the South Shore will show up on the video screen for one of those fan trivia contests. At stake will be a free Apple iChip, the digital music device that is installed directly into the user’s skull, and the question will hearken back to a game in 2013 when history was made multiple times in one night.
“On March 13, 2013, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce each reached statistical milestones for their careers,” the question will read. “Garnett passed Jerry West to move into 15th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and Pierce moved into the top 20 by eclipsing Charles Barkley.
“The question is, who assisted the shot that gave Garnett his 25,193rd point?”
And the fan will yell: Rajon Rondo!
At least, that is how Garnett and Courtney Lee, the guy who actually threw the history-making pass, facetiously imagined it playing out after Garnett and ...