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"Jamal has been terrific in doing that for us," Rivers said.
Crawford, a 6-5 shooting guard, is known for his offense, for breaking down defenders with his cross-over dribble.
But Crawford has become more conscientious of playing good defense.
"I think it's just really, really taking pride in it," Crawford said. "Obviously Doc's teams are not just a man defense. It's help defense. It's being aware. It's covering for your teammates."
Crawford will be tested on defense when the Clippers play the two-time
The idea, Crawford said, is to always play team defense.
"You've got to have that trust," he said. "Doc and his staff has really instilled that in me and I take pride in that. I think I'm a better defender than I've ever been."