Cavs’ Jae Crowder on playing in rare fourth quarter vs. Sixers
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder finally got the opportunity to close a game.
Crowder has been having a tough go of it this season, and that’s translated to him not shooting well and not being on the floor in close games down the stretch.
But against the Philadelphia 76ers, he made a big 3-pointer that helped the Cavs secure the victory. That shot felt good for Crowder, and he hopes it’s a sign that he will get out of his current slump, per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
“Y’all know I’ve been struggling. It feels good to finally see one go down, especially late in the game,” Crowder said. “I’ve made quite a few of those in my career, but I haven’t made them like I wanted to here. I just want to build off this win. Obviously we all want to build off this win and coming off a tough loss last night. It feels good to hit a big shot.”
Crowder was signed by the Cavs to do what he did against the 76ers, and that’s shoot. He’s a also a pretty solid defender, so that helps Cleveland as well.
But some have wondered what Crowder’s value truly is if he’s not going to do those things on a consistent basis. It looks like his confidence grew a little with that big shot, and that will only help him contribute like he should to the team.