Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Yeah, I mean, I do feel for him,” Redick said. “Everybody goes through slumps, mini slumps, bad-shooting nights. It happens. He’s a guy who’s a shot-maker, so I expect him to bounce back.”Redick had some advice for Crawford, who averaged 18.6 points during the season.“I think you take the shots within the concept of what the team’s trying to do,” Redick said. “And if he does that and they’re good shots, he’s going to make them and he’ll get things turned around.”Jordan third in defensive votingAlthough Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t agree with it, center DeAndre Jordan finished third in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year award, the NBA announced Monday. Joakim Noah of the Bulls was first with 555 points and 100 out of a possible 125 first-place votes, Roy Hibbert of Indiana was second with 166 points and eight first-place votes, with Jordan getting 121 points and eight first-place votes.“I thought he should have won,” Rivers said.A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters were the voters.Rivers was asked ahead of Monday’s tip-off how much better Jordan got as the season progressed.“Well, just tremendous, but he started out pretty good, I will say that,” Rivers said. “The other night (in Game 1) you saw it, how effective he can be. I just think that as the year goes on you get more and more comfortable doing it.“And then playing your role and buying into it. I think he realized there is a lot of success you can have with that. I also think he realizes how much of an impact he has on our team. He’s important.”Jordan averaged a league-high 13.6 rebounds. He was third in blocks with a 2.48 average. He had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in the Clippers’ loss on Saturday.Paul: hamstring OKClippers guard Chris Paul described his right hamstring that he injured in the Clippers’ Game 1 loss on Saturday as “OK” after receiving treatment. But how much concern does Rivers have?“I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I don’t talk about that.”Meanwhile, Rivers conceded that Redick hasn’t fully recovered from a bulging disk in his back, an injury that sidelined him for 25 games this season.“He’s feeling better than what he did, but there’s going to be no 100 percent for him this year, “ Rivers said. “We’re prepared for it if he has to miss a game.”Rivers conceded Redick, who returned on April 3, “was close” to sitting out the rest of the season.“I was getting myself comfortable with that idea,” Rivers said. “Then all of a sudden, he decided, ‘I’m going to go play. If we have to do something this summer, we’ll do something this summer. But I’m going to play.’” Before Saturday’s series opener against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers coach Doc Rivers talked about how imperative it is that super sixth-man Jamal Crawford finds his shooting stroke.Crawford, who has missed several games over the past seven weeks because of a strained left calf muscle, then went out and made just 2 of 11 shots from the field in the Clippers’ 109-105 loss to the Warriors.In his final three games of the regular season, Crawford shot 3 of 8, 3 of 9 and 10 of 25. Which means he is in a bonafide shooting slump.As a prolific shooter in his own right, guard J.J. Redick knows what Crawford is going through.