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VIDEO:Jamal Crawford scores 27 as the Clippers beat the Nuggets on Dec. 21

HANG TIME WEST – It was the first quarter of his first game back in the opening lineup, Dec. 14 at Washington. Jamal Crawford remembers the specific time and place because he doesn’t exactly have a long history of people telling him to shoot more.

“It was kind of weird,” Crawford said. “It was encouraging to hear it, though.”

Coach Doc Rivers called him over to the Clippers bench during a dead ball. Crawford seemed too concerned about fitting in with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Yes, the same Crawford who spent all last season as their teammate, the same Crawford in his 14th season, the same Crawford who every other day seemed eternally aggressive as one of the premier bench-scoring threats of his generation.

“C’mon now,” Crawford recalls Rivers telling him, “I didn’t…

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