Trail Blazers' Allen Crabbe: Drills four three-pointers Saturday
Crabbe compiled 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two steals across 29 minutes in a 113-97 win over the Hawks on Saturday.
The Trail Blazers welcomed back Evan Turner (hand) from more than a month-long absence Saturday, but his presence didn't result in Crabbe sacrificing much playing time. While it's likely that Turner will eventually creep closer to a 25-minute role as he becomes healthier, it's Shabazz Napier and Maurice Harkless who appear at greater risk of surrendering minutes than Crabbe. The swingman has provided some reliable outside shooting throughout the season and has been even better than usual in March, averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.0 assist in 28.1 minutes per game over nine appearances on the month.