Chris Paul says Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe is a ‘backup no more’
On Tuesday, Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets and Eric Bledsoe of the Milwaukee Bucks were matched up against each other. In the battle of the guards and former teammates, it was Bledsoe who came out on top.
After the game, Paul had nothing but praises for his former back-up guard.
To recall, Bledsoe spent two seasons as the back-up to Paul back when they were with the Los Angeles Clippers. But on Tuesday, Bledsoe proved that he has moved on from that role. Paul recognized this and commended his performance.
“Bled can play, can really play. He can defend, he can shoot, super-duper athletic. … He ain’t no backup no more. This ain’t the Clippers,” paul said, per Tim McMahon of ESPN.
In the game, Eric Bledsoe had the tall order of containing reigning MVP James Harden. Harden crawled his way to 23 points on 34.6 percent shooting from the field and was just 1-of-9 from downtown. It’s safe to say that Bledsoe did an amazing job on stopping the most potent scorer in the league today.
On the offensive end, Bledsoe drained a string of 3-pointers in the third quarter which extended his team’s lead to double-figures. All in all, he was 9-of-19 from the field and 4-of-7 from downtown.
It was a great win for the Bucks who have now improved to 52-19 for the best record in the league. On Tuesday, Bledsoe proved that he’s an intrinsic part of the team’s success.
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