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VIDEO: Jamal Crawford hits 1st bucket of the NBA restart, leaves with injury

Jamal Crawford, Nets

Jamal Crawford has hit his first bucket of the NBA restart after getting the green light to play in the Brooklyn Nets’ third game in Orlando. The veteran shooting guard missed his first attempt from deep against the Milwaukee Bucks but buried his next one with confidence, stepping into a rhythm jumper from the right wing:

Some players just never skip a beat.

Even before scoring, Crawford was already impacting the Nets, creating for a wide-open Rodions Kurucs who was cutting underneath the basket:

Crawford put up five points and chipped in three assists during his first six minutes on the floor, helping the Nets keep pace with a Bucks team that is looking to right the ship after losing a close one to the Houston Rockets over the weekend.

However, not everything was that positive for Crawford, who left the court after getting tangled up with Eric Bledsoe, who was also making his restart debut. It appeared Bledsoe stepped on Crawford’s foot, forcing his exit.

Crawford immediately called for a substitute and went to the locker room, at which point Nets general manager Sean Marks went there to check on him.

The three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner was shortly ruled out for the remainder of the game with a left hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.

If the injury is believed to take a while to heal, Crawford’s time as a Net could be rather short-lived, as Brooklyn has been short of bodies and will need to find a replacement rather soon to bolster the bench.