Jordan Crawford scores 72 points in Chinese League game
27-year-old Jordan Crawford, who has spent time with the Hawks, Wizards, Celtics and Warriors, scored 72 points and added 16 rebounds on Thursday night for the Tianjin Ronggang Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Crawford’s team finished with 102 points in a loss to the Sichuan Blue Whales, meaning “Steezus” accounted for nearly 71% of the team’s scoring output.
This comes just under a year after Errick McCollum, brother of Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, broke the league’s scoring record by pouring in 82.
Crawford hasn’t played in the NBA since 2014, when he came off the bench for the Warriors. He scored 41 points in Golden State’s regular season finale, and moved to China when the year was over.
He played five games for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in 2014 before coming back to the United States to play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League in 2015. After a summer league stint with Dallas, Crawford returned to China in November.
- Kenny Ducey