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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Clippers Injury Update: Doc Rivers says Jamal Crawford's injury is nothing 'serious'


By on 10/26/2014 07:00:00 AM


The Los Angeles Clippers open the regular season on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder following a 2-6 record during the preseason.  Looking to start the season healthy, the Clippers played without veteran Jamal Crawford during their final preseason game as a precaution. Coach Doc Rivers noted that Crawford's injury was not serious.

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Rowan Kavner of NBA.com reported that Rivers said that Crawford injury was not serious and although Crawford is hurting and banged up a bit, was not hurt. Crawford never specifically said what the injury is.

Rotoworld.com added the Rivers said Crawford could have played if it was a regular season game, but there was no sense risking further injury in a meaningless game and wanted Crawford ready for the season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

With Crawford out of the lineup, Jared Cunningham and Chris Douglas-Roberts saw extended playing time against the Trail Blazers

Crawford was the eighth overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft.  The veteran has played for the Bulls, Knicks, Warriors, Hawks, Trail Blazers and Clippers.  In 69 games last season, Crawford averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.  Crawford has a career scoring average of 15.6 points in 957 games.




 
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