Phoenix Suns: Top 10 moments of the 2018-19 NBA season

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10. Jamal Crawford drops 51 in season finale

Say what you will about Jamal Crawford’s age, defense or sub-40 percent shooting this season, but on a one-year contract worth the veteran minimum, he wound up being the sage locker room presence the Suns thought they were getting with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, at a fraction of the cost.

In a season finale that was absent Phoenix’s entire starting five and centered around Dirk Nowitzki‘s final home game, “JCrossover” added to an absolutely bonkers night around the NBA, becoming the oldest player in NBA history to score 50-plus when he dropped 51 on the Dallas Mavericks.

Shooting 18-of-30 from the floor and 7-for-13 from deep, Crawford nearly led the Suns back from a 32-point deficit, scoring the most points in NBA history at age 39 or older. In the grand scheme of things, it didn’t matter much as another loss during a lost season, but after Alec Peters‘ unforgettable season finale in 2018, Crawford followed it up with another gem in 2019.