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Video: Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe slices through Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green for the slam

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The Milwaukee Bucks are hosting the Toronto Raptors Saturday in an Eastern Conference heavyweight battle, and Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe isn’t messing around.

Bledsoe, who is having a stellar season in his second year in Milwaukee, showed off his explosiveness and athleticism by splitting Raptors guard Danny Green and star small forward Kawhi Leonard and finishing it off with a thunderous dunk:

A lot of people say Eric Bledsoe is like a miniature LeBron James because of his upper body strength. Bledsoe is arguably the strongest point guard in the league and his speed is up there with John Wall, Russell Westbrook, and Derrick Rose.

Bledsoe actually participated in the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest when he was a member of the L.A. Clippers, so he has experience of hanging around the rim. This particular dunk electrified the crowd in Milwaukee and gave the Bucks a five-point lead at that moment in the game.

The 29-year-old Bledsoe entered Saturday averaging 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line. The explosive guard looks much more comfortable running Mike Budenholzer’s offense and the Bucks look like an elite team.