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James Harden, Jae Crowder get face-to-face early in Game 3

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James Harden and Jae Crowder got face-to-face early in Saturday’s Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.

Harden was called for two early fouls in the game, including one for making contact with Donovan Mitchell on a corner three. Crowder came over and gave Harden an elbow, which the former MVP didn’t like. Harden responded with a push, and the two got face-to-face.

The officials reviewed the play but did not hand out any discipline.

Harden had a difficult start to the game. In addition to getting in early foul trouble, he also missed his first five field goal attempts.

Watch: Jae Crowder gets tech for shoving JaVale McGee

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Jae Crowder was called for a technical foul and JaVale McGee a foul after the two engaged in a shoving match on Wednesday night.

The two got tangled up under the basket after a shot attempt by the Los Angeles Lakers midway through the third quarter. McGee appeared to hold Crowder, who shoved the Lakers big man to get separated.

Crowder had a strong shooting night for the Utah Jazz, who were up by double-digits when the altercation took place. McGee recorded his fourth straight double-double for the Lakers.

Jae Crowder ejected after late-game skirmish

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Jae Crowder was ejected late in the Utah Jazz’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night for his role in a skirmish.

With under six minutes left in the game and the Jazz up by 20, Russell Westbrook whipped Crowder in the chest with his arm. That led Crowder to be upset and look for Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams came over to try and hold Crowder back. In the process, Crowder tried pushing Anthony away and caught Adams with an inadvertent arm to the face.

Westbrook was called for a foul on the play, while Crowder received a tech and was ejected.

The officials wanted to make sure that the situation didn’t get out of hand considering the bad blood that’s been brewing in the series.

Kings troll Jae Crowder over Jimmy Butler beef

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The Sacramento Kings may have lost to the Utah Jazz on the hardwood on Saturday night, but they at least managed to beat them on the Internet.

After a sequence in the first quarter where Kings big man Skal Labissiere blocked Jazz forward Jae Crowder at the rim, the Kings posted this perfect tweet that trolled Crowder.

Sound familiar? That’s because it was a direct spoof of the spat Crowder got into with Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler the night before.

The Kings did wind up losing the game to the Jazz by the final of 98-91. But that was definitely still a Hall of Fame-caliber tweet and a worthy addition to what was already a priceless backstory behind Butler and Crowder’s beef.

Jae Crowder appeared to take shot at Cavs after first game with Jazz

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Jae Crowder’s first game with the Utah Jazz on Sunday was one of the better ones he has had this season, and it sounds like he does not think that was a coincidence.

After Crowder helped the Jazz to a convincing win over the Portland Trail Blazers with 15 points, five rebounds and three assists, the veteran forward may have taken some subtle shots at his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammates and coaches.

“I got back to having fun playing basketball with a great group of guys,” Crowder said. “We were playing off one another. Coach (Quin Snyder) gives a lot of freedom to these guys — some structure and a lot of freedom, and I love it. I love playing with them. I love playing within a system. It’ll be fun.”

The Cavs traded away six players before the trade deadline last week, and Crowder was one of them. Judging by the early reactions to the moves, most people seem happy and rejuvenated. Isaiah Thomas said he felt revitalized after his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers, and LeBron James appeared to throw shade at his former teammates after the Cavs blew out the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

While any and all of the aforementioned guys could be experiencing a honeymoon phase, you get the sense that a lot of people are relieved to no longer be playing together.

Report: Cavs get Rodney Hood, George Hill in trade involving Derrick Rose

The Cleveland Cavaliers completely overhauled their backcourt at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and Derrick Rose is on his way out of town in addition to Isaiah Thomas.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Cavs acquired guards Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-way trade with the Jazz and Kings. Rose and Jae Crowder are heading to Utah, and Joe Johnson and Iman Shumpert are being sent to Sacramento.

But that’s not all. The Cavs are also trading Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat.

The news came almost immediately after the Cavs traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. Cleveland has had serious chemistry problems this season, and they are clearer determined to get younger for the stretch run.

Jae Crowder does not help Kevin Love up off floor (Video)

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Jae Crowder isn’t exactly helping dispel the narrative that Cleveland Cavaliers players are frustrated with Kevin Love.

During the third quarter of the Cavaliers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, Love got knocked to the floor while going for a defensive rebound. He put his hand out hoping Crowder would help him off the floor, but Crowder just walked past him:

Crowder may have been frustrated about allowing the basket, but this still doesn’t look good given recent reports. The Cavaliers had a meeting on Monday in which Love was reportedly targeted. He seems to have become a scapegoat as the team struggles.

Interestingly, the same thing happened to Kevin Love when LeBron didn’t help him up back in 2015. The two later teamed up to win a championship, which seemed to help their relationship.