Eric Bledsoe hit the showers early on Wednesday after the New Orleans Pelicans guard was ejected in the third quarter of their game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Bledsoe was going off and was actually on his way to a career night; however, he was clearly frustrated with how the game was being officiated and received his second technical foul when he was sent to the line for a bonus free throw.
It’s safe to say that the Pelicans guard wasn’t complimenting the ref on his last play of the evening (via Off The Glass):
Eric Bledsoe says the magic word and now he’ll hit the showers early pic.twitter.com/HDskdXKh6L
— Off the Glass (@otgbasketball) April 8, 2021
Prior to his ejection, the 31-year-old was having an incredible night, as he led his squad to try and compete with the fierce Brooklyn unit. Bledsoe had 26 points and five boards, but frustration got the best of him and he was sent to the locker room after just 29 minutes of play.
Eric Bledsoe has been ejected from the Pelicans game against the Nets after earning his second technical foul. He finishes with 26 points and five rebounds in 29 minutes.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 8, 2021
Great games have been few and far between for Eric Bledsoe in his first year with the Pelicans. Coming to this game, the two-time All-Defensive Team member was just averaging 11.8 points in 30 minutes as the starting guard.
To make matters worse, the Bledsoe-less Pelicans couldn’t bounce back after their guard’s ejection. They continued to trail the Nets until the final buzzer sounded en route to back-to-back losses.
Their 139-111 blowout loss against Kevin Durant and the Nets keep the Pelicans at the 11th spot in the West as they try to climb the rankings and secure a spot for the play-in tournament and hopefully book themselves a trip to the playoffs.