Jamal Crawford scored 31 points in the Clippers' 116-112 loss to the Heat on Wednesday. He also added six assists, three rebounds and three steals while making 5-11 shots from three point range.
When he is on, he is one of the best shooters in the league. That was clearly the case Wednesday night as he continues to stay hot of late. Over his last five games Crawford is averaging 21.4 points on 43.1 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes. While he doesn't contribute much in other categories, expect him to give quality production in scoring areas none the less. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Houston on Sunday.
Castillo benefitted greatly from Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s recent injury as Castillo played a large majority of the games behind the plate in Salty’s absence. And he played well as his wOBA since the All-Star break is over .450. But he struck out in almost 40 percent of his plate appearances and rode a .400 BABIP to most of his success. With Salty back now and regression likely for Castillo, don’t count on as much from him going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley
The Indians are weighing the possibility to placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Kipnis DH'ed on Friday and Saturday nights before sitting out on Sunday, so apparently this shoulder injury has been an isue for a few days now. Kipnis has ridden a .375 BABIP to an excellent .326 batting average this season. He has been hitting line drives at an incredibly high rate, but counting on a super-high line drive rate to continue is foolhardy, so Kipnis could be in line for some regression in that department if this injury doesn't knock him out for the rest of the year. Analysis: Brett Talley