April 2, 2014 |
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin's playing status would be a game-time decision and Jamal Crawford would not play Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. Griffin missed Monday night's game at Minnesota because of back spasms that he suffered during the first quarter of Saturday night's game in Houston. Griffin was at the Clippers' shootaround Wednesday morning getting up shots. Crawford missed the game against the Timberwolves because of a sore left Achilles' tendon that he injured against the Rockets.
February 13, 2013 |
In hindsight, Jamal Crawford and the Clippers acknowledged that the reserve guard probably shouldn't have played in a few games after he was injured during their eight-game trip. But he gutted it out because of the respect he has for his teammates and the team. At the time, Chris Paul (bruised right kneecap) and Chauncey Billups (tendinitis left foot) were still out because of their injuries. Then Crawford broke his nose against Toronto and also suffered a sore right shoulder.
February 6, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - Jamal Crawford tried to play, even shooting the basketball with his non-shooting left hand before the Clippers played the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. But the pain in his right shoulder was too intense, so Crawford was forced to sit this one out. "I couldn't lift the ball over my head so I just started shooting left-handed," said Crawford. "At that point, I knew that I couldn't play. I'm banged up, man, but I'll be all right. " After the game, Crawford said his shoulder started feeling better and was hopeful that he could play against the Miami Heat on Friday.
March 7, 2013 |
DENVER - Jamal Crawford sat in a chair in the Clippers' locker room before Thursday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, a sad look on his face because his sore left ankle was going to keep him out of the game. "I rolled it in the second quarter last night," Crawford said about Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. "Man!" The Clippers don't play again until Sunday against the Detroit Pistons at home, which gives Crawford two more days to get therapy.
April 1, 2014 |
PHOENIX - Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford are considered doubtful to play against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night, the Clippers said. Griffin missed a game for the first time this season Monday in Minnesota because of back spasms and is considered a longshot to play against the Suns. Crawford also missed the game against the Timberwolves because of a sore left Achilles' tendon. Earlier in March, he missed eight of nine games because of soreness in his left calf. "It all depends on getting treatment and getting some work in," Crawford said after Monday's game.
January 19, 2013 |
It was the start of the fourth quarter and Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe was on the bench for a much-needed rest in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies last week. Chris Paul was unavailable, sitting out with a bruised right kneecap, so Coach Vinny Del Negro seemed to have a quandary on his hands. Who would be the backup point guard? Jamal Crawford is the backup shooting guard, but had been pressed into service to back up Bledsoe. But during the Memphis game, Matt Barnes and Grant Hill, both small forwards, and Crawford initiated the offense.
April 21, 2013 |
You'll have to forgive the nicest guy in the NBA if he ignores your complimentary tweets for several weeks. Jamal Crawford is not being rude. He is, to put it in his words, "#onamission. " The Clippers guard has vowed to stay off Twitter during the playoffs, apologizing to his roughly 279,600 followers with a 140-character missive on the eve of his team's series opener against the Memphis Grizzlies. "Anything worth having is worth working hard for, thank you guys for all the support," Crawford tweeted Friday.
December 14, 2013 |
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will start at shooting guard against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night over the struggling Willie Green. Crawford, the Clippers' sixth man, is third on the team in scoring at 16 points a game. Green had been inserted into the starting lineup after J.J. Redick went down with a broken right hand and torn ligaments on the right side of his wrist. Green, who has started seven games in place of Redick, was averaging 5.1 points, but he was shooting only 31.9% from the field and 26.7% (eight of 30)
February 7, 2014 |
If Jamal Crawford has to start again at shooting guard in place of the injured J.J. Redick (sore right hip), the Clippers can feel confident that they are in good hands. Redick missed Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat and he's listed as day-to-day. The Clippers play the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Staples Center. Crawford started against the Heat and had 31 points on nine-for-21 shooting, including five-for-11 on three-pointers. Because of the team's lack of depth in the backcourt, Crawford was forced to play 46 minutes 38 seconds against the Heat.