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Three interesting Jamal Crawford stats for his 39th birthday

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Jamal Crawford [NBA Getty Images]

Happy 39th birthday to Jamal Crawford!

J-Cross is mainly known for two things - his killer crossover and being one of the greatest sixth men of all-time.

Crawford has the most Sixth Man of the Year awards in NBA history with three. He also has arguably the best crossover in NBA history.

Before you dive into these three intreguing stats, take a second to admire the work of art that is Crawford's crossover.

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One of four players to have a 50-point game for three different teams

Crawford is the only guard to accomplish this feat. The three other players? Wilt Chamberlain, Moses Malone and Bernard King.

It's never a bad thing to be in the company of three Hall of Famers.

It started in 2004 when Crawford, as a member of the Chicago Bulls, scored 50 points against the Toronto Raptors.

Then, it was 2007 when he posted 52 points as a New York Knick against the Miami Heat.

Lastly, 2008 when he reached 50 points against the Charlotte Bobcats as a member of the Golden State Warriors.

Three 50-point games with three different teams resulting in three wins.

Most four-point plays in NBA history

This was a stat that was looking like it may never be touched, but James Harden is gaining momentum and fast.

Crawford has 54 four-point plays, the most in NBA history.

Harden is the next closest player with 34 four-point plays, passing JJ Redick this season who has 25 four-point plays.

According to NBAminer.com, Harden has 16 four-point plays this season alone and has 29 of his 34 four-point plays in the past two seasons.

At that rate he might catch Crawford but until then, Jamal will be known as the undisputed four-point play champion.

Most points at Madison Square Garden on the least amount of free throws

While there have been 28 50-point games at Madison Square Garden, no player has ever scored more points on fewer made free throws or free throw attempts than Crawford.

The next closest is Rich Guerin (1962) and Patrick Ewing (1990), each eclipsing 50-points on six free throw attempts. Guerin went 5-for-6 from the line while Ewing was a perfect 6-for-6.

He scored 52 points on an insanely efficient 20-for-30 shooting from the field and 8-for-10 shooting from the perimeter - talk about a hot hand.

Crawford only attempted four free throws in the game, going 4-for-4 from the line, scoring all 48 of his other points by way of 2-or-3-point field goals.

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