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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
Ravens announce extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith.
The deal is said to give him an average of just under $10 million per year. Smith was heading into the final year of his rookie contract – a reported $6.9 million option that the team picked up before last season. Considering his level of play and contributions on defense, it would have been quite the bargain but probably would have left a bad taste in the cornerback's mouth. He should be all smiles though heading into camp now with a new deal. Analysis: Howard Bender