That’s Bledsoe, the 22-year-old from Kentucky, dropping a pass between his legs on the fast break to Blake Griffin for the thunderous dunk Saturday against the Spurs. Bledsoe’s only played in three games this season due to injury, but come May/June, he’s going to be pivotal with the injury to Chauncey Billups. I wasn’t sold on Bledsoe coming out of Kentucky (mostly because he never played* and it was tough to get a gauge of just how good he was), but he’s wildly athletic and a defensive pest.
The Clippers lost a tough one to the Spurs in overtime, 103-100. Chris Paul made a horrible mistake late that allowed the Spurs to send it to overtime, and then CP3 missed what would have been the game-tying shot in the final seconds. Not that anyone cares, but San Antonio has won 10 in a row.
* Yes, as Steven notes, Bledsoe played 30 minutes a game as a freshman. I’m floored by that number. It felt like considerably less since he was not a 1-2 or even No. 3 option on that loaded team.