Crowder had nine points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and four blocks in Sunday's Game 4 win over Denver.
The veteran drained a pair of threes and nearly had a double-double, but he stole the show on the defensive end, tallying four blocks to tie his season-high. After a rough start to the playoffs, Crowder has found a groove offensively, as he's now hit multiple three-pointers in seven consecutive games. The Marquette product has made at least 50 percent of his attempts in four of the last five contests.
Crowder finished Friday's Game 3 win over Denver with 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four assists and three rebounds.
The veteran wing got of to a disastrous start against the Lakers in Round 1 -- 2-of-20 from three in Games 1 through 3 -- but he's since made a dramatic turnaround from downtown. Crowder has drained at least three three-pointers in each of his last six games, averaging 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 threes and shooting 48.9 percent from deep during that span. While Crowder is prone to wild swings in efficiency, when he's running hot, the Suns are extremely difficult to slow down.
Crowder finished Thursday's 113-100 Game 6 victory over the Lakers with 18 points (6-9 FG, 6-9 3Pt), eight rebounds, one steal and two blocked shots over 37 minutes.
For the second straight game, all of Crowder's field-goal attempts came from beyond the arc. That strategy worked fine in Game 6, as the veteran forward knocked down six of his nine tries en route to a series-high 18 points. Crowder also pulled down his most rebounds of the series (eight) before he was ejected late in the fourth quarter. Over the course of the series, the Marquette product averaged 11.5 points, 4.7 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.3 three-pointers per game.
Crowder logged nine points (2-9 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Thursday's 109-95 loss to the Lakers.
Crowder had a rough night from three, as he only made one of his seven attempts from behind the arc. Although he struggled offensively, he did snag a couple of blocks and steals which allowed the Suns to keep the game close in the fourth quarter. Both Crowder and Devin Booker were ejected late in the final period following a flagrant-2 foul by Booker. Neither player is likely to face a suspension, however.
Crowder (ankle) is not playing Sunday against the Spurs due to injury management, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Crowder hadn't been listed on the injury report, but the team essentially will rest him in the last game of the regular season. He should be available for the start of the playoffs despite the ankle issue.
Crowder is not starting Sunday against the Spurs.
Crowder isn't listed on the injury report, but he may take it easy Sunday with the Suns resting Chris Paul and Devin Booker while limiting Mikal Bridges' minutes.
Crowder totaled 20 points (6-10 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 32 minutes in a loss to Golden State on Tuesday.
Crowder returned to the starting lineup after two games as a reserve and finished third on the team in scoring. He continued to function almost exclusively beyond the arc, taking all 10 of his shots from three-point range. The veteran knocked down six of those 10 attempts in this contest, but his affinity for the three-ball overall -- on the season, Crowder is averaging 6.4 three-pointers per game and 8.2 field-goal attempts in total -- has limited his field-goal percentage to a lowly 40.7 percent.
Crowder will start Tuesday's matchup against the Warriors.
Crowder has come off the bench in his first two games back from injury, but he'll return to the lineup Tuesday. As a starter this season, he's averaged 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 28.8 minutes.
Crowder had 18 points (6-13 FG, 6-12 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and a block in 23 minutes off the bench Friday against the Knicks.
Making his return from an eight-game absence due to a sprained ankle, Crowder showed very few signs of rust, drilling six three-pointers and finishing as a plus-10 off the bench. The Marquette product was a regular starter prior to the injury, though it remains to be seen if he'll win the job back heading into the playoffs.
Crowder (ankle) is available for Friday's game against the Knicks.
Crowder was trending in the right direction ahead of Friday's game, and he'll officially return after missing the last nine games. He'll come off the bench Friday, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. Crowder could see a minutes limit following his lengthy absence.
Crowder (ankle) is probable for Friday's game against the Knicks.
Crowder was initially ruled out for Friday's matchup, but he's now likely to return following his nine-game absence. If he's active, he could see a minutes restriction.
Crowder (ankle) has been upgraded from out to questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Crowder was previously ruled out but now could play Friday after missing nine straight games. If he does see the court, he could be on a minutes limit.
Crowder (ankle) won't play in Friday's game against New York.
This will be Crowder's ninth straight absence while tending to a right ankle sprain. The veteran last played against the 76ers on April 21.
Crowder (ankle) is out Wednesday against the Hawks, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Crowder hasn't played since suffering an ankle injury April 21. In his absence, Torrey Craig should continue starting.
Crowder (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Cavaliers.
Crowder rolled his right ankle back on April 21 in Philadelphia, and this will be his seventh consecutive absence. With the Suns entering a back-to-back, Crowder could very well sit out Wednesday in Atlanta, as well.
Crowder (ankle) is out for Sunday's contest against the Thunder.
A sprained right ankle will force Crowder to miss a sixth straight game. His next chance to play is Tuesday against the Cavaliers.
Crowder (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Jazz, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Crowder will miss a fifth straight contest due to a right ankle sprain. Dario Saric (ankle) is likely to play Friday, but Cameron Johnson and Frank Kaminsky could still see increased run for the Suns.
Crowder (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz.
Crowder has a chance to return after missing the last four games with a sprained right ankle. If he's able to return, Frank Kaminsky could see a decreased workload.
Crowder (ankle) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Crowder will miss a fourth consecutive game Wednesday as he continues to deal with a sprained right ankle. With Dario Saric also ruled out for rest purposes, Frank Kaminsky and Jalen Smith could see increased run in the Suns' frontcourt.
Crowder (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers.
Crowder has missed the past three games due to a sprained ankle, but he may be able to return to the lineup Wednesday. He's started 20 of his past 21 appearances and has averaged 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists over this stretch.
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|06/11||@ DEN||W 116-102||34||14||3||4||1||0||0|
|06/09||vs DEN||W 123-98||25||11||5||0||0||1||1|
|06/07||vs DEN||W 122-105||31||14||5||1||0||0||0|
|06/03||@ LAL||W 113-100||37||18||8||0||1||1||2|
|06/01||vs LAL||W 115-85||29||9||0||2||0||0||0|
|05/30||@ LAL||W 100-92||35||17||7||4||0||2||1|
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