Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe says he doesn’t even know who the fuck Terry Rozier is, but he might want to figure that out sooner than later because the Celtics’ point guard has been on a roll in the first two games the series.
Following Boston’s 120-106 victory last night, in which Rozier finished with 23 points, eight assists and three rebounds, Bledsoe was asked if he took the matchup against Rozier personally.
“Who?” Bledsoe replied.
“Terry Rozier,” a reporter responded.
“I don’t even know who the fuck that is,” Bledsoe said.
When told Bledsoe’s post-game remarks, Rozier simply told ESPN, “I’m not feeding into that.”
Rozier has shined thus far in Kyrie Irving’s absence, averaging 23 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in this series and he is yet to turn the ball over in 78 minutes action. Meanwhile, Bledsoe is averaging 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, four assists and three turnovers per game in the first two matchups. Not to mention, he has struggled to contain Rozier.
Eric Bledsoe’s comments about not knowing who Rozier is might be a response to being called “Drew Bledsoe” by the Celtics’ guard after Boston’s overtime victory in Game 1.
“They’re very tall and athletic, so just move the ball fensively and get great shots,” Rozier said after Game 1, NBA.com. “Defensively, just play long, show your arms. Giannis, 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 f the ball and showing our presence and I felt like we did a great job with that the majority the game.”
The series now shifts to Milwaukee for Games 3 & 4. The Celtics will look to take a commanding 3-0 lead on Friday night.