Despite the fact his team has lost the first two games to the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe gave a great response when asked if he took the matchup with Celtics guard Terry Rozier personally.
“Who?” Bledsoe replied, following Tuesday’s 120-106 Game 2 loss to Boston.
“Terry Rozier,” a reporter responded.
“I don’t even know who the f— that is,” Bledsoe said.
Rozier torched the Bucks with 23 points, adding 8 assists and 3 rebounds Tuesday. Rozier, who scored 23 points in a Game 1 win and shook off Bledsoe near the end of regulation to give the Celtics a three-point lead, has not turned the ball over once in 78 minutes of postseason play this year.
It’s probably because he’s still bitter about being called Drew Bledsoe.
“They’re very tall and athletic, so just move the ball offensively and get great shots,” Rozier said after Game 1. “Defensively, just play long, show your arms. Giannis [Antetokounmpo], he loves to push the ball. Drew Bledsoe makes tough shots and we just try to limit them to what they’re good at by just being long off the ball and showing our presence and I felt like we did a great job with that the majority of the game.”
NBA Playoff basketball is the best. You have to love the Tit for Tat mentality of these guys.