Eric Bledsoe made his Milwaukee Bucks debut Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs and the explosive guard was impressive — considering it was his first NBA action since Oct. 21.
Finishing with 13 points (6-15), seven assists and four rebounds, Bledsoe showed off his speed in transition, tenacious defense and playmaking skills in his 29 minutes of action. He proved why he’s the perfect push-the-pace point guard the Bucks needed alongside superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and is going to take a lot of the offensive burden off of the Greek Freak’s shoulders.
With forward Jabari Parker still sidelined, Milwaukee was lacking that second half-court scorer who can break a defense down when the game slows down in the fourth quarter. Bledsoe is one of the better slashers in the league, as he can get to the basket whenever he wants and finish in heavy traffic.
Behind Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe, the Bucks snapped their four-game losing streak and defeated the Spurs on the road by a final score of 94-87.
Antetokounmpo was his usual spectacular self, as the do-it-all swingman posted 28 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four blocks.
Bledsoe and Antetokounmpo were running at every turn off Spurs misses and the two connected on a filthy alley-oop which electrified the crowd.
Giannis to Bledsoe to Giannis for the slam. pic.twitter.com/hWu6SKZIXf
— RealGM (@RealGM) November 11, 2017
The Bucks are now 5-6 and host the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow.