Jamal Crawford Out With Strained Left Calf

by February 28, 2014

Jamal Crawford and the LA Clippers can breathe a sigh of relief, as an MRI showed no structural damage to the guard’s strained left calf. Crawford was hurt Wednesday night in a 101-93 win against the Houston Rockets. From the press release:

He is day-to-day and could miss as many as 2-3 games. The Clippers (40-20) next play Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans before facing the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, Mar. 4. He is hoping to return by the time the Clippers take on the Lakers Thursday, Mar. 6.

Crawford sustained the injury with less than a minute remaining in the first half of Wednesday’s 101-93 victory over the Houston Rockets. He finished the game 2-for-10 from the field with eight points in 15:38.

Since Jan. 17, Crawford has averaged 23.4 points per game, including scoring 19 points or more 18 times. He closed out the Clippers’ recent three-game road trip with 36 points in Oklahoma City and 24 a night later in New Orleans.