The Los Angeles Clippers feared they might be down another wing scorer after guard Jamal Crawford left Wednesday's game with a leg injury. But Crawford's MRI on Thursday revealed he just has a minor strain in his left calf, according to reports, and could be back as soon as Saturday.
The Clippers are already playing without guard J.J. Redick, who hasn't played since Feb. 3, his second extended absence of the season. Crawford is averaging 19 points and 3.2 assists per game this season, and has raised his game since Redick has been out. In the last 10 games without Redick, Crawford averaged 23.3 points and 3.6 assists per game on 45.8/40/91% shooting splits, per NBA.com.
Perimeter scoring help could be on the way for the Clippers, however. Los Angeles is the frontrunner to sign bought-out wing Danny Granger, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Jamal Crawford had an MRI today that revealed a minor strain in his left calf. He is being listed as day-to-day.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 27, 2014
Clippers dodged a bullet. Doc Rivers said he was concerned postgame but Crawford could be back as soon as Saturday. — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 27, 2014