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Jae Crowder Has Revenge Game as Bucks Beat Suns

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Jae Crowder wanted no parts with the Phoenix Suns after learning of losing his starting spot last summer. Cameron Johnson had surpassed Crowder as the fifth man to join the starting unit, prompting Crowder to request a trade.

Crowder’s trade request went sour for quite some time, going well beyond the offseason into the trade deadline. Now, with the Milwaukee Bucks, Crowder made sure to give his former team a bitter taste on Sunday.

The Suns appeared to have the gritty contest on lock against the Bucks, until Crowder swung the momentum.

Crowder, 32, was able to cash in on a few three-pointers late in the fourth quarter, breathing life back into Milwaukee.

Crowder’s game-shifting daggers certainly didn’t make Suns players hopeful in maintaining their lead. The overall decision to demote the former Marquette player to the bench was for Johnson. Johnson has since been traded for superstar forward Kevin Durant.

With that in mind, it’s easy to wonder what may have been if the Suns had held fast to Crowder and worked on the veteran forward returning to the lineup.

On the other hand, the Durant deal came from left field after the Brooklyn Nets saw no way to keep the forward happy.

Crowder was able to have his revenge game with just seven points on the night. His two made field goals came from the two three-pointers that changed the storyline for the Bucks on Sunday.

Still, given how the entirety of the matchup concluded, it would go on to be the only shots Crowder needed.

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