Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/15/13
HOUSTON -- While Chris Paul is unquestionably an MVP candidate, Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford continues to state his case for an All-Star Game selection despite not having started one game this season. The Clippers performed exceptionally without Paul for a second consecutive game, taking their cue from Crawford en route to a 117-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Toyota Center. Crawford poured in 30 points in 29 minutes off the bench as the Clippers (30-9) matched the league-leading Oklahoma City Thunder in victories. Los Angeles' reserves once again struck the decisive blow, sparking the rally that shifted momentum in the team's favor. "We all pull for each other," said Crawford, the Clippers' third-leading scorer at 16.6 points per game. "We're all in it together, and that's how we win." After the Rockets (21-18) shook off a sluggish start to the second quarter with a signature 13-4 burst keyed by transition play and perimeter sharpshooti...
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