Celtics troll Eric Bledsoe over dismissive comments about Terry Rozier
Eric Bledsoe made some curious comments about Terry Rozier in the wake of the Milwaukee Bucks’ 120-106 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the teams’ first-round series. And the Celtics were not about to let Bledsoe off the hook without some social media trolling.
Bledsoe, after getting torched by Rozier in Tuesday’s loss that left the Bucks in an 0-2 hole heading back to Milwaukee, claimed he did not know who the Celtics point guard was.
Eric Bledsoe on if he takes the matchup with Terry Rozier personally: “Who?” Bledsoe replied. “Terry Rozier,” a reporter said again. “I don’t know who the f*** that is,” Bledsoe responded.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 18, 2018
For what it’s worth, Rozier said after Game 2 he has no intentions of engaging Bledsoe in a war of words.
Bledsoe’s dismissive comments obviously were out of frustration and perhaps an effort to deflect being mostly outplayed by Rozier so far this series, being outscored 46-21.
Tuesday night, Rozier put up a 23-point (on 8-of-14 shooting), eight-assist, three-rebound performance. Rozier also posted a zero-turnover game, the same thing he did in Game 1. Rozier also was a plus-19 in Game 2.
Bledsoe, meanwhile a minus-3 in Game 2, scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover. Not terrible numbers, to be sure. However, Bledsoe had five turnovers to only four assists in Game 1’s loss.
With all that serving as a backdrop, here’s how the Celtics trolled Bledsoe on Instagram after the Game 2 victory.
Game. Set. Match.