Suns Jamal Crawford tops Jordan, becomes oldest player to drop 50

Johnny Flores Jr.
·Yahoo Sports Contributor

On a night dedicated to Dirk Nowitzki and his retirement, Jamal Crawford topped Michael Jordan and became the oldest player to drop 50-plus points in a game.

Crawford scored 51 points off the bench on 18-30 shooting, 7-13 from the 3-point line. He added five rebounds and five assists in a 120-109 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Crawford, who is 39 years old, topped Jordan’s record which was set in 2001 when Jordan was 38. Jordan scored 51 points in a December game against the Charlotte Hornets as a member of the Washington Wizards.

Not only did Crawford become the oldest player to put up 50-plus, but he also became the first player to post 50-point games for four different franchises, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Crawford wrapped up his 19th season at the conclusion of the night’s game. He has played for a total of eight teams across his career and has been named Sixth Man of the Year three times and Teammate of the Year once.

The game served as the season finale for the Phoenix Suns.

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