Apr 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers speaks with Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) during the fourth quarter of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The Blazers won the game 110-104. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Jamal Crawford drops Klay Thompson with crossover (GIF)


The Jamal Crawford crossover will forever remain a thing of beauty. Even the simple ones create “oohs and ahhs”. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors guard, lands on the wrong side of one those crossovers, adding another body to Crawford’s collection.

(Courtesy of Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated)

This is a positive moment for Crawford. Coming into tonight, he had played below his regular expectations, shooting 31 percent from the field over the course of games 1 and 2. But tonight, he’s looking like his old self, hitting shots when the offense breaks down and embarrassing opponents right and left. He currently has 13 points on five made field goals, his high for this years playoffs.

As for Klay Thompson, this is a moment he’d love to forget. Unfortunately for Klay, this piece will be everywhere, YouTube, Twitter, Vine, Facebook, so he won’t be wiping this out of his memory anytime soon. A win could ease the pain though.

The Clippers are currently up 87-84 over the Warriors with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

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