We learned last night that the Clippers have a bit: the last player back to the locker room after the final buzzer has to dance for the rest of the team. How did we learn it? The game’s two heroes, forced to remain on the court for interviews, took off sprinting first chance they could.
Being in a 1-1 series tie with the San Antonio Spurs isn’t the worst position for the Los Angeles Clippers to find themselves in. The team has shown plenty of positive signs throughout the first two games of this series—Blake Griffin is dunking on fools! Chris Paul is in Playoff Mode! DeAndre Jordan actually made…
Jamal Crawford had a Jamal Crawford game tonight, dropping 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter on steady diet of three-pointers as he led the Clippers from eight points down to a 102-98 win over the Nuggets. But his most amazing play wasn't a basket, but this crazy save and assist to Matt Barnes.
Lance Stephenson, meet J Crossover.
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.
Just watch it. I could describe it for you, put it in context and all the usual jazz, but that would be time spent not watching a between-the-legs, windmill alley-oop. Why would you want to waste your time like that?
It's always fun when a basketball team's bench takes on an identity of its own. Getting to watch a group of guys who are not quite good enough to be starters gel into a cohesive unit of their own adds another layer of excitement to the game, and so it's no surprise people often want to give cool nicknames to such…
Alley-oops are eye-catching because they occupy so much space and time. The lob pass goes up, the finisher readies himself to take off, and we get time to watch it all unfold as anticipation for the big finale builds.
We have the Olympics this year, and a CBA, so summer league highlights will not be your only source of basketball highlights through Christmas. Still, we can enjoy this one, in which Jamal Crawford holds the ball for a last-second shot, then calmly leaves the court. (Note: in the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am League,…