The Clippers should be feeling good after winning their third-straight game. Instead, the team was forced to deal with the reality that another key piece could be out for significant time.

Jamal Crawford left Wednesday’s 101-93 victory over Houston with a strained left calf. Crawford will undergo further testing, including an MRI, Thursday.

The injury happened late in the first half, with Crawford noticeably hobbling in the final seconds. The team ruled him out at the half.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, who usually has very little to say about injuries, hinted that he feared the worst.

“Personally, I’m a little concerned because no one was around. When guys get injured with no one around, that always scares me,” Rivers said. “We’ll know more tomorrow. He said he felt better. I think he’ll be OK, but I just have been around the league awhile. That’s my concern.”

Crawford left the arena before speaking with the media.

The Clippers are already playing without starting shooting guard J.J. Redick, who is out indefinitely with a bulging disc in his back. With Crawford injured, the only healthy shooting guards are Willie Green and Reggie Bullock.