Crawford Sets NBA Record for Career 4-Point Plays
Jamal Crawford set a new NBA record* Wednesday night when he netted his 24th career 4-point play during the Hawks win over the Clippers. Crawford entered the game tied with Pacers legend Reggie Miller for the record.
“That’s huge,” Crawford noted, “hopefully I will continue to add to it.”
As for Crawford, he has passed Miller while having played 744 fewer games. He has played over 26,000 less minutes and has attempted about 3300 less shots from behind the arc… AND he doesn’t use the “leg kick”. Jamal credits his ability to elevate and shoot with defenders in close proximity.
“I shoot when people don't expect it,” Crawford said. “So when I do they try to react and by that time I am already in my shooting motion.”
Indeed, the key to Crawford’s success stems from the fact that the fouls almost always occur after the ball is released and he is returning to the ground.
For additional perspective on how rare 4-point plays are in the NBA, consider the following:
With the 32-year old Crawford converting five 4-point plays already this season, he is showing no signs of slowing down. For now he is excited to know that each one he converts sets a new NBA record.
*According to Harvey Pollack's NBA Statistical Yearbook.
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