After game 2 of this series between the Celtics and Bucks, it's safe to assume Eric Bledsoe can't be incredibly happy with his efforts. Bledsoe had a stat line of 9 points 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 turnovers in game 1. He followed that up with 12 points 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 turnover, 1 block and 1 steal in game 2. A slight improvement from game 1 to 2 but when "some guy" named Terry Rozier manages to keep a consistent scoring total of 23 points for both games, you get the feeling that someone wasn't watching game tape going into game 2.
Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe's Comments After Second Loss to Celtics
Now maybe this was a response at Terry Rozier calling Eric Bledsoe, "Drew Bledsoe" and that would make sense. In truth, Eric Bledsoe knows who Terry Rozier is. Eric Bledsoe will have nightmares of Terry Rozier on the trip back to Milwaukee, and he better respond in game 3. Responses like the video above are just rough displays of disrespect. There's always that theory that bench players shine on their home floor but the Celtics have had their lineup decimated by injuries to two major players; this means that every player on the Celtics roster is a starter or at least has that mindset. They have nothing to lose in this series. They have an excuse if they lose, so these players are leaving it all out there on the court.
Coaches like Celtics Brad Stevens are a rare breed. He proves he can take whatever roster he has and make magic out of them (See Isaiah Thomas). Now, this series could easily flip on its head, and Bucks could just annihilate the Celtics in the next 4 games. That's the great thing about these young, untested teams in the playoffs.
Here's the schedule of games for this series going forward
- Game 3 in Milwaukee: Friday, April 20, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Game 4 in Milwaukee: Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m. ET, ABC
- Game 5 in Boston: TBA (if necessary)
- Game 6 in Milwaukee: TBA (if necessary)
- Game 7 in Boston: TBA (if necessary)