The Golden State Warriors fought off the New Jersey Nets in the Oracle Arena.
Crawford began displaying his much-needed skill immediately. During a scrimmage in Monday's practice, he ran the point with the ease and fluidity Warriors fans haven't seen since Baron Davis left for Los Angeles.
On one play, he easily weaved through traffic in transition, made eye contact with rookie forward Anthony Randolph and surprised the defense with a perfect lob pass to Randolph, who dunked it with two hands.
"He's already changing the way we play," Randolph said, "the way he was out there passing and looking for people."