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.
March 7, 2013 |
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is not going to play tonight against the Denver Nuggets because of a sore left ankle. Crawford said he rolled his ankle in the second quarter of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at Staples Center. He got treatment throughout the day but shook his head no when asked if he could play against the Nuggets. Crawford averages 17.2 points a game, second best on the team. In his absence, Matt Barnes and Grant Hill will play some backup shooting guard for the Clippers.
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)
January 3, 2013 |
Jamal Crawford's play this season has impressed many players around the league. Among them, Kobe Bryant. "He gets my nomination for sixth man of the year," Bryant said of Crawford after Thursday's Lakers practice. It's quite an endorsement, though Crawford's numbers speak pretty well for themselves. Crawford, who comes off the bench for the Clippers, is averaging 16.5 points in 29.1 minutes a game. He was instrumental in the Clippers' franchise-best 17-game winning streak and has helped the team to an impressive 25-8 record.
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.
April 22, 2013 |
J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks will be honored as the NBA's sixth man of the year instead of the Clippers' Jamal Crawford, according to a number of reports citing league sources. Early in the season, it was apparent that the Clippers' high-scoring acquisition was the front-runner for the award as he helped the team vault to the top of the NBA standings and eventually finish with a 56-26 record and their first Pacific Division title. Crawford, a 13-year veteran known for his variety of crossover moves and instant offense, finished the regular season averaging 16.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 29 minutes a game.
February 27, 2014 |
The Clippers and Jamal Crawford got good news Thursday when an MRI revealed that the shooting guard has a mild strained left calf and that he will be listed as day-to-day. Crawford was hurt just before halftime of the Clippers' game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and did not play in the second half. Crawford, a candidate for the NBA's sixth-man award, had been starting at shooting guard because J.J. Redick is out with a bulging disk in his lower back. Crawford was having one of the best seasons of his 13-year career.
January 24, 2013 |
Leaving them all crossed up Clippers guard Jamal Crawford uses several crossover moves with his dribble to free himself from defenders, relying on his quickness, deception and crafty ball handling. The plays are designed to create enough space for Crawford to take a jumper or drive to the basket or collapse the defense so that he can pass to an open teammate. Crawford can use a variety of moves to find an opening in the defense. Here is a sampling of his favorite crossovers: Standard crossover - While dribbling the ball, Crawford fakes one way and quickly changes directions while switching the ball to the opposite hand.