Thursday November 8th, 2012

*****

By Ben Golliver

There's winning with class, and then there's winning with style.

With the Clippers leading the Spurs by 20 points with less than 30 seconds remaining in a Wednesday night game at Staples Center, Jamal Crawford put on a showboating exhibition, nutmegging rookie Nando de Colo and causing him to fall over. Crawford sucked de Colo out behind the three-point arc and then pushed his right-to-left crossover through de Colo's legs. The Frenchman attempted to recover but couldn't, and he eventually stumbled over backwards.

As Crawford lined up to shoot free throws, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was caught on camera repeating "What the [expletive]" in amazement at the dribbling display.

Crawford's audacious move led ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy to suggest that the Spurs should retaliate for the unnecessary play in garbage time.

"If I was de Colo I would take a hard foul the next time," he said. "If there's another possession, as Crawford did that, I would let him know." The Clippers went on to win 106-84, dealing the Spurs their first loss of the season.

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