Doc Rivers has ‘zero’ concern about Jamal Crawford’s struggles since return

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers,


Clippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford played the last four games of the regular season after missing the 17 previous games with a calf injury. Crawford has struggled since his return, making just 10 of 36 from the field, which equates to 27.8 percent. He’s made just 4 of 19 from 3-point range for 21.1 percent.

Prior to Game 1 of the team’s Western Conference first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night at Staples Center, coach Doc Rivers was asked what his level of concern is in this regard.

“Zero,” Rivers said. “Jamal will be fine. it just takes time. He’ll be good.”

Keep in mind that Crawford averages 15.8 points on the team, so he’s an integral part of the offense.