Eric Bledsoe steps up for Clippers in win over the Kings
From the Boston Herald oddly enough…
For the first month and a half of the NBA season, Eric Bledsoe sat on the Los Angeles Clippers bench and watched Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the team deliver highlight after highlight.
On Saturday, it was Bledsoe’s turn.
Whether it was a thundering one-handed slam on a drive down the paint, one of the two lobs he tossed, or the off-the-backboard pass from Paul that he took and threw down, Bledsoe, as he has over the past week, made a big difference in the Clippers’ 109-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center.
The Clippers are now just a half game behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the Pacific Division and a half game out of the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference.
“I try to make all the hustle plays and turn them into crowd-reacting plays,” Bledsoe said. “I want to get the crowd into it the best way I can, and I feed off the crowd as I go.”
The Clippers’ second-year guard, who missed the first 17 games after offseason knee surgery, dished out a season-high nine assists to go with three steals and eight points, as the Clippers swept the season series with the Kings.