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Joey Crawford heroically prevents Nikola Mirotic from attempting free throw (video)

Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

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Joey Crawford remains the best free-throw shot blocker in the NBA.

First, he got Kevin Durant. Now, he gets Nikola Mirotic.

Why Crawford halted Mirotic, I don’t know – but Crawford created the problem by giving Mirotic the ball. What issue could Crawford not have addressed before signaling the free throw ready. Of course, Crawford wouldn’t have attracted so much attention to himself if he’d done that.

The boos from Chicago fans were well-earned, but the final score – Clippers 96, Bulls 86 – limits the legitimate griping.