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If they gave out Sixth Man of the Year awards at Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School back in the day, it is a given that Jamal Crawford would have grabbed every single one. But instead he was busy starting, winning a state championship in 1998 and eventually having his jersey retired.
Ah, those were the days. Yet for Crawford, those days in Seattle suddenly come back to mind now that he is playing for the Los Angeles Clippers and making an early season case to claim his second NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.
I haven't felt this comfortable since high school. I feel like I have a home. I want to be here as long as they want me here,” Crawford said after the Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night, 103-90.
Yes, those Portland Trail Blazers. The same Rip City where Crawford called home last season in a brutal year that saw Crawford shoot a career-low 30 percent from 3-point and average 13.9 points per game -- his lowest scoring total since the 200...
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Clippers guard Jamal Crawford seems to be on a mission to embarrass as many NBA players on the court this season as he can. He has already sent Rudy Gay crashing to floor after hitting him with a hesitation dribble. And last night he sent Spurs rookie Nando de Colo to floor after hitting him with a “nutmeg”.
And what’s a nutmeg, you ask? It’s where a player dribbles the ball...
With just under :30 seconds left in a 20-point game Jamal Crawford pulled a move only Jamal Crawford would pull. The Clippers were up 104-84 on the Spurs and Crawford was dribbling and using some clock. All of a sudden he thought it was a good idea to put it through the legs of French rookie Nando De Colo. Again, this was a 20-point game.
The play isn’t even the best part of the...
There were several uncertain moments in the second half Thursday night when the Clippers started to regress. They were lackadaisical on defense, gave up too many uncontested shots and seemed on the verge of letting their big lead slip away.
It would not have been surprising if they had. The Clippers were playing on the second night of back-to-back games, they were on the road at...
Clippers vs Blazers: NBA love ‘em & hate ‘em breakdown
The Headline: Led by former Blazer Jamal Crawford, L.A. tops Portland 103-90 in this back-and-forth contest.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers
When: 10:30 ET, Thursday, November 8, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Tom Washington, Mark Lindsay, Eric Lewis
To be fair to Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom, he did play for the L.A. Lakers for seven seasons and being back again in Los Angeles might have triggered those recent memories.Lamar was shooting a promo for the Clippers organization and had to say this line, "Hi, I'm Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Clippers".In one of the outtakes, Lamar actually says that he...
Lamar Odom is trying to work his way back from a foot injury and back into the good graces of the people of Los Angeles. Of course, he is trying to do so as a member of the Clippers not the Lakers. Keep that in mind as you watch this video. Of course, his slip up while filming promotional material is not as relevant as his contributions on the court. Chuck Schiklen of the...
For those of you looking for the dunk of the night, it came courtesy of Portland rookie big man Meyers Leonard.Check out this poster dunk that he throws down in the grill of Ronny Turiaf:
Blake Griffin and the Clippers were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals last season by the Spurs.
Kenyon Martin continues to look for an NBA contract.
The Clippers believe DeAndre Jordan's athleticism and length can help the team improve its interior defense.
The Los Angeles Clippers played with a chip on their shoulder, coming out amped up at the prospect of exacting a little revenge on the San Antonio Spurs.
Led by high-flying dunkmeisters DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, the Clippers rolled to a 106-84 victory on Wednesday night, handing the Spurs their first loss of the season.
''We still remember what they did to us a...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Los Angeles Clippers built a Mount Everest-like lead in the first half Thursday night at the Rose Garden. They wound up needing nearly every bit of that advantage in a 103-90 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers sliced what was once a 24-point deficit to four with seven minutes to go before the visitors regained command to seize their second...