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Over his seven-plus seasons starting, he ranks eighth among all players in potential assists while leading the league in total passes.
DRAYMOND GREEN ISN’T SCORING, BUT HE’S DOING EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THE WARRIORSJAMES L. JACKSONFEBRUARY 4, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Hawley's January fundraising got a huge assist from an independent political group, the Senate Conservatives Fund, which told Axios last week that it had already bundled more than $300,000 in contributions for the senator since the Capitol attack.
HAWLEY RAKES IN GRASSROOTS CASH AFTER CAPITOL ATTACKLACHLAN MARKAYFEBRUARY 2, 2021AXIOS
Jakub Vrana, who was moved down to the fourth line, was awarded the primary assist on the play and finished with two assists, responding well to his demotion.
CAPITALS LET A THREE-GOAL LEAD SLIP AWAY IN THEIR FIRST REGULATION LOSS OF THE SEASONSAMANTHA PELLFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While the NBA’s reliance on threes has increased each year since the 2011-12 season, it took an assist from the NCAA rules committee for the pros to finally overtake the amateurs.
DID MOVING THE ARC BRING THE 3-POINTER TO A BREAKING POINT?JAKE LOURIMFEBRUARY 1, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Jokic’s points, rebounds and assists averages haven’t been matched by any player since Oscar Robertson, a 6-5 guard, in 1961-62.
JOEL EMBIID AND NIKOLA JOKIC ARE BRINGING CENTERS BACK INTO THE NBA MVP CONVERSATIONBEN GOLLIVERJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His expected goals and assists per 90 are down about 39 percent from last season.
WILL A NEW MANAGER MATTER FOR CHELSEA?CHADWICK MATLIN (CHADWICK.MATLIN@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JANUARY 29, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
He’s still smothering opposing scorers and has doubled his assist rate, but his biggest jump has come as a scorer.
JAYLEN BROWN IS USING THE MIDRANGE SHOT TO REACH A DIFFERENT LEVELYARON WEITZMANJANUARY 29, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Only 15 other times has a power forward or center increased his assist rate by at least 8 percentage points over the season before.
THE ONLY THING KEEPING THE KNICKS OFFENSE AFLOAT IS JULIUS RANDLE’S TURN AS A POINT GUARDJARED DUBINJANUARY 28, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Rapinoe and Lloyd each recorded an assist in the first half, and Lloyd set up Kristie Mewis’s 85th-minute goal, in their effort to secure a place on the 18-player Olympic roster.
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM DISPLAYS YOUNG AND OLD IN 4-0 ROUT OF COLOMBIASTEVEN GOFFJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The lack of a similar assist from El Niño this year is evidence that the background climate continues to warm due to greenhouse gases.
2020 TIES 2016 AS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORDJOHN TIMMERJANUARY 14, 2021ARS TECHNICA
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSIST

  • aid
  • assist
  • bring aid
  • give a break
  • give a hand
  • give a rest
  • spell
  • stand in for
  • substitute for
  • succor
  • support
  • sustain
  • take over from
  • take the place of
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