Wild-card Crawford becomes C's ace

Updated: December 7, 2013, 7:39 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Brad Stevens, the Boston Celtics' first-year coach, always knew Jordan Crawford had a knack for the big shot.

His fifth-seeded Butler team having upset top-ranked Syracuse in 2010, Stevens was in the crowd in Salt Lake City watching sixth-seeded Xavier play second-seeded Kansas State in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament when Crawford hit a 3-pointer from what seemed like nearby West Jordan, Utah, to force a second overtime session.

Most conservative estimates put it at ...

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