Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/1/12
LOS ANGELES -- Lost in the hype of two other major Los Angeles arrivals -- with the Lakers' Dwight Howard and Steve Nash demanding most of the attention during the offseason -- Jamal Crawford's signing by the Los Angeles Clippers went largely unnoticed. Crawford found the spotlight Wednesday. The 32-year-old guard had a game-high 29 points, and the Clippers broke away from the Memphis Grizzlies late to take a 101-92 win at Staples Center in the season opener for both teams. A rematch of the teams' hotly contested 2012 first-round playoff matchup, won by the Clippers in seven games, Wednesday's game was chippy from the start. Both teams doled out hard fouls, and the score remained close for much of the night. A Crawford 3-pointer with 2:41 left put the Clippers up by six, though, and the Grizzlies never got closer. "It was crazy in there," said Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin, who had 11 points and seven rebounds. "Their team is extremely physical. We tried to play physical...
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