As Twitter loves to say, J CRAW SO CRAY-CRAY.
That’s the only way to describe what Jamal Crawford did last night against the Sacramento Kings. Putting up a lot of points isn’t anything unusual for the former Sixth Man of the Year, but this has to rank in his top games. Without Chris Paul and J. J. Redick the team had to find someone to carry the load and Crawford did it scoring wise and playmaking wise. And 31 points along with 11 assists was his answer to the added responsibility for the night.
Some notes on Crawford’s night:
- 31 points is Crawford’s highest scoring output as a Los Angeles Clippers player, playoffs included, topping his 30-point night on January 15, 2013 in a victory over the Houston Rockets.
- This was Crawford’s 11th 31-point output in his career.
- Eleven assists is the second highest amount he’s had in a game (12 the highest) and his highest as a Clipper. His previous Clippers high was eight.
- Last night was Crawford’s first double-double since 2008 against the New York Knicks (21 points, 10 rebounds) when Jamal was a member of the Golden State Warriors.
- Including last night, Crawford has accumulated 16 double-doubles in his career, 11 being of the points-assists variety, the other five points-rebounds.
- The last five players to post at least 31 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds? Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, James Harden and Dwyane Wade. Great company.
With that said, here is the footage from his night via YouTube user Dawk Ins: