NBA: Top 3 highest-scoring games of Jamal Crawford's career
Jamal Crawford was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 8th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft. He has played on several teams during his long NBA career, and has won the Sixth Man of the Year award three times.
The 38-year-old is known for his crossover move and he uses his terrific ball-handling skills to score buckets. Widely recognised as one of the greatest Sixth Men to ever play in the NBA, he is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns after signing a one-year, veteran's minimum deal with the franchise.
Crawford's decorated NBA career is filled with a lot of breath-taking performances. In this article, let us take a look at three of his highest-scoring games in the NBA.
Surprisingly, none of them were with the LA Clippers.
#3 50 at Toronto Raptors, 11 April 2004
Stat line: 50 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block on 52.9% shooting
The Chicago Bulls were 22-57 and with the regular season in its final week, the Bulls were already out of playoffs contention. With nothing to lose, Crawford went off for his first 50-points game and the Bulls registered an impressive win.
Even though Crawford was impressive in the first three quarters, his most efficient quarter was the final quarter where he dropped 24 points and brought the Bulls back into the game. However, the regulation period was not enough to decide the winner and the game went into overtime.
In overtime, with the Bulls up by three and with 1:03 remaining, Crawford delivered the dagger with a 15 foot jump shot to extend the Bulls' lead to five points. The Bulls went on to register a six point win, 114-108.