Before Chris Paul sent home his miraculous, game-winning bank shot, the best thing about last night's Grizzlies-Clippers game was Jamal Crawford repeatedly putting the entire Grizzlies defense on ice skates.
You know a crossover is good when it elicits an audible "Oooooh!" from the crowd, a feat Crawford accomplished a handful of times during his hot streak in the second quarter. When Crawford's crossing people up like that, it almost looks like he's playing a different sport. Sure, other players are equally capable of breaking ankles, but none of them can do it with Crawford's bounce and vibrance. Nobody else in the league can make dribbling look that fun.
It was especially satisfying to see Crawford do this in a playoff game. This is the time of year when we are constantly reminded that the game slows down, and that method and fundamentals trump flash and speed. Last night, Crawford looked that refrain right in the eye and gave it the shake and bake.