Jamal Crawford scored 29 points and had four assists in the win over the Knicks on Friday. He also hit five three pointers on the night.
Crawford, who is known for being a hot hand off the bench, returned to a reserve role Friday and had his second-highest scoring output of the season. Despite being replaced in the starting lineup by J.J. Redick, Crawford will continue to get plenty of minutes, making him a must-start in standard league play with Chris Paul sidelined. ANALYST: Matthew Beck