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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Poll: Jamal Goes For 50?

Ex-Knick Jamal Crawford had 50 points last night as the Warriors defeated the Bobcats 110-103.

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14 comments on “Poll: Jamal Goes For 50?

  1. jon abbey

    4th player in NBA history to score 50 points for 3 different teams, joining Wilt, Bernard King and Moses Malone.

    one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong…

  2. Duff Soviet Union

    There’s no option for “all of the above”. I’d probably go with the 18 free throws if I had to choose. That’s a career high, right?

  3. d-mar

    Jamal Crawford’s whole career summed up in 2 games:

    Fri. vs. Atlanta – 3-15, 6 pts., 3 TO’s
    Sat. vs. Charlotte – 14-26, 50 pts. 1 TO

    From the sublime to the ridiculous, or is it the other way around?

  4. AlbanyKnicks

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2008122030

    Crawford continually beat Raja Bell and Raymond Felton off the dribble for layups or fouls, bringing the type of explosive offense the Warriors envisioned when they sent Al Harrington to the Knicks to get him.

    “I feel like I can pretty much get any shot I want,” Crawford said. “I let people off the hook by settling for jump shots.”

    “Basically you’ve got a guy out there with his confidence as high as the sky and he’s only playing one end,” Wallace said of Crawford. “He’s only playing offense, so what can you say?”

  5. Thomas B.

    how many offensive possesions did the Warrior have that game? Is there not a points per possession advanced statistic that we could use to give this some context?

  6. GAx

    I think I hurt myself as I slapped my face when that ball just bounced out of bounds with Harrington looking on and Duhon _backing up_.

  7. d-mar

    Wow, is this varsity vs. JV? I don’t think the Knicks have contested a single shot yet. The only drama in this game will be if they cover the 15 point spread.

  8. o_boogie

    I think I hurt myself as I slapped my face when that ball just bounced out of bounds with Harrington looking on and Duhon _backing up_.

    I was thinking, “what the heck” when I saw that sequence, weird…

  9. Mike K. (KnickerBlogger) Post author

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2008122030
    Crawford continually beat Raja Bell and Raymond Felton off the dribble for layups or fouls, bringing the type of explosive offense the Warriors envisioned when they sent Al Harrington to the Knicks to get him.
    “I feel like I can pretty much get any shot I want,” Crawford said. “I let people off the hook by settling for jump shots.”

    “Basically you’ve got a guy out there with his confidence as high as the sky and he’s only playing one end,” Wallace said of Crawford. “He’s only playing offense, so what can you say?”

    That’s just a shocking quote. The free throw attempts is the first thing that jumped out at me when looking at his stat line. I remember his last 50 point game, and he was just lucky – hitting every shot. I think he had 4 or 5 free throws that game, not 18. For years we had to suffer through Crawford’s 22 footer off balance crossovers, and now he realizes you can dribble the ball all the way up to the hoop?

    What gets me is that Crawford has been coached by a Hall of Fame player and two Hall of Fame coaches, and no one suggested this to him until now? Hence why I don’t by the infallibility of NBA coaches, front offices, etc. (Well that and guys like Ben Wallace being undervalued for half his career).

    BTW Jamal never answered my question:

    http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/blog/crawford/2008/09/i_hear_you.html#comment-2714509

  10. Gorky

    Well that and guys like Ben Wallace being undervalued for half his career.

    And overvalued for the 2nd half.

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