Eric Bledsoe on Terry Rozier, who scored 23: “I don’t even know who the f–k that is”


The first round series in the Eastern Conference between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics isn’t going as planned. There was some murmuring that the Bucks, the 7th seed, might have the edge over the 3-seed Celtics given Boston’s injury woes.

After Tuesday night, the Celtics hold 2-0 series lead as the teams head to Milwaukee.

Jaylen Brown had a career night, becoming the youngest player in Boston history to score 30+ points in a playoff game. Terry Rozier had a good night as well, adding 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in the win over the Bucks, 120-106.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe wasn’t having any questions about interplay between him and the upstart Rozier. After a reporter asked Bledsoe whether he took the matchup between him and Rozier personally, the Bucks guard answered like this:

This reminds me a the time in 2014 when I was covering the first round series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets. I asked a similar question to Patrick Beverley, wondering how much he considered the interplay and season-long rivalry between him and Damian Lillard. In a similar fashion, Beverley told me he “didn’t think about him at all.”

Obviously that wasn’t true, and like the situation with Bledsoe it’s obvious how much the mentioned player is getting under his skin by his supposed non-response. Very telling.