Jamal Crawford Handles 4-Point Play Better Than Anyone

By John Raffel
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The 4-point play. Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers has virtually made an art out of doing it.

Nobody does it better.

Friday night, in the  Clippers’ 105-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the  LA shooting guard had a game-high 24 points. He also extended his NBA record by netting his 37th career four-point play: a 3-point shot which he made, drew the foul and hit the free throw.

Ironically, Crawford says hitting the free throw is the hardest part of the 4-point play. He’s missed a couple of other chances because as Crawford admits, once the 3-pointer goes in, it’s tough to focus on the free throw.

But right now, Crawford and the Clippers are focusing on the right thing as they storm to the NBA Western Conference playoffs with outstanding momentum.

Against the Clippers, Crawford was 8-of-14 from the  floor and 3-of-5 in 3-point attempts.

It was Crawford’s second solid night in a row. The previous game in a 99-81 win over Indiana, Crawford again was solid with 9-of-16 shooting from the floor for 23 points.

He continues to have a solid season. Despite not starting in 57 games, Crawford is averaging a healthy 17 points and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the floor. He’s averaging around 29.5 points per game.

In his 12th NBA season, Crawford keeps adding to his a four-point record and he continues to play solid basketball for a title hungry Clippers team.

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