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Jamal Crawford scales a Hill and keeps climbing up the all-time NBA scoring list

Jamal Crawford scales a Hill and keeps climbing up the all-time NBA scoring list

It was a quiet moment, nearly drowned out by the crowd’s excitement over an extended Clippers run that set the tone for their eventual rout of the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

With time out on the floor in the first quarter and the Clippers exuberant over their spectacular start on offense and dogged effort on defense, the center-court scoreboard at Staples Center showed a closeup of Jamal Crawford and congratulated him for having passed Grant Hill for 88th place on the NBA’s career scoring list last Sunday. Many fans smiled. Some applauded.

Although the announcement largely got lost amid the usual in-game antics and noise, the achievement — and the...

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