So given a choice, he'd rather be a starter, right?
Crawford said Monday at his team’s shoot-around that he preferred coming off the bench, which he had done in 39 of the 62 games he had played going into the Clippers’ game against the
“Come off the bench, for sure,” Crawford said. “I think having
Crawford does like to finish games, though, which has worked out well for the Clippers. He entered Monday averaging 6.7 points per game in the fourth quarter, trailing only Oklahoma City’s
"I think I was up there in the fourth quarter [for scoring]," Crawford said, "so it's a nice balance with me coming off the bench."
The Clippers have been without Redick since early February because of a bulging disc in his back, prompting the team to use Crawford,
Crawford is averaging 20.6 points and 3.3 assists while shooting 40.2% as a starter versus averages of 17.2 points and 3.1 assists while shooting 43.3% as a reserve.
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"Having the teammates and coaching staff that I have around me, they make it easy," Crawford said. "They don't ask me to change too much, always be aggressive even if I'm playing the point, take the score if it's there and set people up if it's not."