While Lebron James and Blake Griffin stole the show during the matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, Jamal Crawford‘s 31 points, 6 assists outing can’t go unnoticed.
This type of scoring output from Crawford is far from uncommon, as he’s averaging 18.3 points per game, his highest average since the 2008-09 season where he split time between the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors.
Crawford’s scoring has been desperately needed as Chris Paul‘s injury hurts the team on the offensive side of the ball. Throw in sporadic injuries to J.J. Redick and Crawford has become the second scoring option on the team. And when the team needed him tonight he was hitting and dishing on all cylinders.
There is nothing unfamiliar about what Crawford does against the Heat, but it’s never a let down watching him while he’s hot. He’s hitting threes, hitting Blake and DeAndre Jordan with nice passes for great dunks and is giving you his typical “make a shot while getting fouled” move. You have to wonder why the Heat decided to guard him Ray Allen who couldn’t defend Air Bud at the moment.
Enjoy the reel.