Dwyane Wade did not have a good night. Eric Bledsoe did. In one breathtaking moment, these two realities met at the rim and reinforced one another
Wade finished with a paltry six points in the Heat's 107-100 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The two-time world champ shot 2 for 10 from the field and committed five turnovers. As Wade scuffled through his forgettable game, Bledsoe, who doubled up Wade's point total in 13 fewer minutes played, excelled.
With the score tied at 29, Wade got out on a fast break and decided to attack the basket himself with a 2-on-1 advantage. The 6'1 Bledsoe was the only defender back for Los Angeles. As Wade went up for the one-handed dunk attempt, Bledsoe jumped up and swatted the ball away with his right arm fully extended.
ESPN's J.A. Adande tweeted that while the network was showing Bledsoe beating Wade and LeBron for a rebound late in the game, the arena scoreboard was still showing his block party.
(H/T to @jose3030)
Wade, who almost didn't play due to a sore left foot, struggled throughout the game and his frustration boiled over in the second half when he got a technical for a hard foul.
Bledsoe, Jamal Crawford and the rest of the Clippers' bench chipped in with 41 points, helping L.A. overcome a 30-5-7 night from LeBron James.