I know that I titled a Daily Clipper "Jamal Crawford Edition" earlier this month, but I felt he deserved another shout out for his 4th quarter display last night. He managed to go from somewhat disastrous to the best game he has played in weeks and it was wonderful. Anyway, lets get started with these links.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>The face of a man that just scored 21 points in the fourth. <a href="http://t.co/jwB9jaSjG0">pic.twitter.com/jwB9jaSjG0</a></p>— Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) <a href="https://twitter.com/LAClippers/status/559955826631118848">January 27, 2015</a></blockquote>
It may be hard to believe, but Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and the incomparable Wilt Chamberlain are being mentioned in the same breath.
DeAndre Jordan leads the league in rebounding and field-goal percentage, and that he’s among the league leaders in blocked shots and double-doubles.
Head coach Doc Rivers and the players enjoyed their time interacting with Special Olympian Tairek, in advance of the Special Olympics World Summer Games that’ll take place in Los Angeles beginning this July.
Stat of the Day: The month of January has been kind to Blake Griffin as the power forward is putting up league-best numbers from mid-range in 2015.
In his first 10 days with the Clippers , Austin Rivers has given his new team the size, defensive toughness and dribble penetration it wanted.
A couple of recaps from last nights game:
Crawford scored their final five points and had a key save that led to a basket in the closing seconds, when the Clippers completed their biggest comeback of the season after being down by 16 earlier in the game.
Crawford broke out of a two-week long slump Monday night against the Denver Nuggets to help the Clippers steal a 102-98 win, their fifth in a row.
Don't want to cause any unnecessary concern, but:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Matt Barnes has an abdominal strain the Clippers are monitoring. He left the court gingerly.</p>— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/559956770085699584">January 27, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Just may want to keep an ear out for this.
And as always I leave you with a question or two:
- How do you feel about DeAndre Jordan and his game as of lately? Max Contract in his near future?
- How do you feel about DeAndre NOT being an all-star?