Former Cat Eric Bledsoe coming into his own

Eric Bledsoe

scored 22 points and dished out 11 assists as the Clippers beat the Lakers last night.  Eric Bledsoe knew what he was in for Wednesday morning when  coach Vinny Del Negro told him he would be the team’s starting point guard for its exhibition game against the Los Angeles Lakers.  Chris Paul had hurt his right thigh during a scrimmage Tuesday afternoon, and with the Clippers playing three games in four nights and a back-to-back set to finish the preseason, Del Negro wanted to give Bledsoe the bulk of the minutes.   “I knew I was going to be playing a lot, especially when I knew Chris and Jamal [Crawford] weren’t going to be playing,” Bledsoe said. “I just came prepared.”


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