Former Cat Eric Bledsoe leads Clippers with 25 points in preseason opener

Eric Bledsoe - photo by David Becker | AP
Eric Bledsoe – photo by David Becker | AP

There were a few certainties, though, in the Clippers’ first competitive game — a 106-104 loss, before a crowd of 6,748 — since a postseason run to the second round this summer.  For example, this was the first game on Sin City’s famed Strip since 1981, when the  beat the Lakers, 115-110, at the Aladdin Theatre.  That aside,  appeared plenty capable at the starting point guard position should the need arise, which it has with Paul (right thumb) out of commission.  Bledsoe, using his speed and bullish aggression, pushed the tempo and led the Clippers with 25 points, six assists, eight rebounds and five steals. He made 12 of 17 shots and showed patience and command when setting up offensive sets.


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