BOSTON It is difficult to tell when Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe is up or down because he is so quiet.
But Bledsoe acknowledged he has struggled with his confidence recently.
On Sunday against the Boston Celtics, Bledsoe played as if he wasn't having any doubts in his abilities.
Bledsoe tied his career high in points with 23 and field goals made at nine he took 15 shots. He tied his season high in assists with 10, to go along with seven rebounds, in the Clippers' 106-104 loss.
"I hadn't been shooting the ball well and I hadn't been playing with confidence," Bledsoe said. "But ... I had a mind-set coming into the game that I was just going to play and just shoot the ball."
Bledsoe played almost 40 minutes. He played all 24 minutes in the second half.
Bledsoe missed a three-point shot late in the fourth quarter, but Blake Griffin hustled for the offensive rebound.
Bledsoe got another opportunity and made a three-pointer with 56.3 seconds left to pull the Clippers to within two ...