Shooters usually know if a shot is good or not as soon as it leaves their hands.
Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was pretty sure his 31-footer as the buzzer sounded was going down and it did, providing Washington with a dramatic 98-95 win at Portland Monday night.
"I knew it had a chance and thank the Lord I made it," Crawford told reporters after the second win of this five-game road trip for the now 9-30 Wizards.
Crawford scored all 13 points of his points off the bench in the fourth quarter but none bigger than the game winner. After Portland's Wes Matthews Jr. hit a huge three-pointer to tie the game at 95-95 and just 3.6 seconds left, Crawford got the inbounds pass on the left wing and was forced left so he took one dribble but in rhythm hoisted the 31-foot shot that purely swished through the net.
"I get the opportunity, I want to take advantage of it," Crawford said.
Boy, did he ever.
The Wizards are now 5-5 in their last 10 thanks to the heroics of Crawford. The Wizards close out their road trip tomorrow night at Utah.