Joey Crawford Rumors
Joey Crawford, one of the NBA’s senior referees, pulled up lame in the first half near the Clippers’ bench and had to leave the game. LA coach Doc Rivers said afterward that it looked like Crawford suffered a knee injury. “I was worried,” Rivers said. “He grabbed me and I helped him to the bench. I was very concerned, but it looks like a meniscus (injury), from what I hear. You don’t want to lose Joey. I can tell you that.”
Veteran official Joey Crawford was forced to leave the Mavericks-Clippers game in the 2nd quarter with an apparent leg injury. Crawford called a turnover on the Mavericks, and started to jog back to the other end of the court, coming up limping. He eventually called for a stoppage and limped to the Clippers bench where he was attended to by LA’s training staff.
NBA referee Joey Crawford angered Thunder fans when he stopped a Kevin Durant free throw in overtime of Game 5 of the Thunder-Grizzlies first-round series on Tuesday night. Crawford did it to fix a problem with the scoreboard. Durant eventually took the free throw and missed. The Thunder lost by one point. Royce Young: Scott Brooks on Joey Crawford taking the ball away: “It was an awkward situation. I’ll say that.”
Trevor Ariza was fuming after getting called for his second offensive foul in the third quarter of the Wizards’ 101-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Ariza got up to complain to referee Kevin Scott, collected a technical foul, then shouted another expletive as he walked by referee Joey Crawford and picked up another. As he made a beeline to the locker room after getting ejected for just the third time in his career, Ariza was even more upset because he didn’t get all that he really wanted to say off his chest. “If I was going to get ejected, I should’ve gotten my money’s worth,” Ariza said with a smile.