Crawford was injured with 13 seconds left in the second quarter of the Clippers' victory over the
Crawford didn't return for the second half of the game.
Considered the leading candidate for the
"Jamal has been playing unbelievable,"
Crawford has been having one of the best seasons of his 13-year career.
He is second on the team in scoring, averaging 19.0 points per game.
He is shooting 42.2% from the field, 36.9% from beyond the three-point line.
The Clippers were forced to play point guards Paul and
"I don't know how much more we can take with the Jamal injury, the J.J. injury," Collison said. "All I know is that we've got to find ways to win games. At the end of the day, we're not going to be measured on who is out. We're going to be measured on where we are going to be placed in the standings before the playoffs start. We've just got to find a way to win games."
Collison probably will play more minutes with Crawford out.
Collison started 18 games when Paul was out with a separated right shoulder.
"It's a lot of roles I've got to play, right?" Collison said. "I'm up for the challenge. It just seems like my role on this team is changing every minute, every game."
Clippers waiting for
The Clippers still believe free-agent small forward Danny Granger ultimately will sign with Los Angeles, according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Granger, who received a buyout from the
Granger's representatives sat with some of the Clippers' front-office people during Wednesday night's game.
"He likes [the Clippers] a lot," one executive said.
Granger clears waivers Friday at 2 p.m. Pacific Time.