What Trade Rumors? Jamal Crawford Drops 26 Points — And Patty Mills — In Win Over Spurs

02.20.15 3 years ago

The Clippers were shopping the 2014 NBA Sixth Man of the Year yesterday, but Jamal Crawford is a professional. Despite some mysterious tweets, the “king of subliminal” let his play on the court do the talking.

Crawford scored a team-high 26 points against the visiting Spurs on Thursday night, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. His shake and bake on Patty Mills at the end of the third quarter even had Mills down on one knee.


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Crawford would miss the jumper, unfortunately, but his one-on-one game is as tight as ever.

Crawford added five dimes to his scoring output, reminding everyone he’s an all-around offensive threat, and not just a one-dimensional bucket machine. Look at these two dimes to Big Baby in the first half:





Crawford spoke, per ESPN LA, about ignoring the deadline distractions after last night’s game

“I’m a professional,” said Crawford, who is averaging 16 points and 2.6 assists per game this season with his second worst field goal percentage (39.1) since 2000-01, his rookie season. “I’ve always prided myself on that. For me, I said a long time ago, I can play basketball anywhere. I really can. I can play at LA Fitness, I can play at Staples Center. [I could] play in the Garden, or wherever it may be. But, obviously, I came here for a reason. But if things change in the future, you have no choice but to be professional and move on and keep going.”

He certainly did that; although, his Twitter feed was littered with indirect references to the trade rumors, which he didn’t elaborate on when asked about them after the game:

There aren’t many like Crawford in the Association, so we’re glad he’s staying put — and we think the Clippers will be, too.

[Video via Dawk Ins]

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