Crowder notched 15 points (4-11 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 13 rebounds, four steals and a block across 41 minutes in Tuesday's Game 6 loss against the Bucks. Crowder recorded his second double-double of the series, but that wasn't enough for the Suns to avoid being defeat in the Finals. The veteran ended the postseason on a strong note, though, as he scored in double digits in each of the last five contests despite not being one of the Suns' main scoring options.
Crowder finished Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Bucks with 15 points (3-10 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks. Crowder tends to run extremely hot or extremely cold from three, but he settled somewhere in the middle Wednesday, draining a team-high three three-pointers but needing nine attempts to get there. After going 6-of-7 from deep in Game 3, Crowder -- who went 0-of-5 from deep in Game 1 -- now has 12 makes over the last three games. The veteran also chipped in on the defensive end Wednesday, totaling six steals/blocks -- his highest combined total in any game this season (regular season or playoffs).
Crowder provided 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-7 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 33 minutes Sunday in the Suns' 120-100 loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Crowder was the only Suns player who shot effectively from long range, as the rest of the roster went 3-for-24 (12.5 percent) on the night. Strong outings from supporting players like Crowder could be essential if the Suns hope to capture their first NBA championship, but Phoenix will still need more from Devin Booker (10 points on 3-for-14 shooting from the field Sunday) to come away with the title.
Crowder managed just four points (2-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt), six assists and four rebounds in 27 minutes during Monday's 116-102 loss to the Clippers. The 30-year-old followed up Saturday's three-point dud with four points on six shots while missing all four of his attempts from beyond the arc. Crowder has cooled off considerably since scoring 13 points in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, averaging just 4.5 points and 5.3 rebounds with little else while shooting a putrid 24.6 percent from the field over his last four games. The ninth-year forward will hope to get back on track in Game 6 on Wednesday.
Crowder had 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Clippers. The veteran wing continues to run hot after his difficult start to the postseason, as he's now knocked down multiple three-pointers in eight consecutive games. In that span, the Marquette product is a combined 27-of-55 (49.1 percent) from beyond the arc, while adding 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 block per game. At some point, the shooting figures to standardize, but most of Crowder's looks are wide open in the Suns' free-flowing offense.
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