This was a HUGE shot by by Jamal Crawford, breaking a tie between the Clippers and Trail Blazers with 0.2 left.
Because nobody wants to see overtime in a preseason game.
Let’s go ahead and give DeAndre Jordan credit for an even headier play, because – sure, why not?
Portland had time to tie it with a shot inside the arc, but Jordan helped prevent the Trail Blazers from re-tying the game by running onto the court to celebrate Crawford’s jumper while they were trying to inbound. That drew Jordan’s second technical foul, earning him an ejection.
More importantly, Shabazz Napier made the technical free throw, making it a one-point game and all but ensuring, one way or another, the game would end in regulation. The Clippers prevailed, 109-108.
Final thoughts on this saga, DeAndre?