Eric Bledsoe is having fun out there!
Nobody likes seeing Chris Paul sitting out of a basketball game, but it did allow backup point guard Eric Bledsoe to have himself a game. The third-year point guard out of Kentucky got the starting nod in place of the resting CP3 and finished with a monster line of 22 points, 11 assists, nine steals and five rebounds.
Bledsoe was a pest all night on both ends of the floor. He harassed Steve Blake every time he crossed the halfcourt line, and constantly drove into the teeth of the Lakers' defense to set up his teammates. He didn't shoot that well (7-for-18), but managed to bring energy throughout the entire contest.
Maybe the most entertaining part of this play was his own reaction to the no-look lob pass working. When you're running with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan filling the lanes, it's probably pretty easy to get excited with what's happening in the moment.
(H/T: Ming Wong from HOOP)