Crawford's 3 gives Wizards 98-95 win over Blazers

Crawford's 3 gives Wizards 98-95 win over Blazers
January 22, 2013, 12:39 am
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, shoots against Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jordan Crawford hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Washington Wizards dogpiled on the court to celebrate a 98-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Nicolas Batum had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double, but the Blazers lost their season-high sixth straight.

Crawford's fadeaway and a corner 3-pointer gave the Wizards an 82-75 lead, their largest to that point, with just more than 7 minutes left in the game.

Rookie Damian Lillard's dunk pulled the Blazers to 91-90 with 2:21 left. Former Blazer Martell Webster and John Wall answered with consecutive dunks, but Lillard added a layup and Wesley Matthews hit a 3-pointer to tie it with 7.9 seconds left.

Crawford's game winner was reviewed but it didn't stop the Wizards' celebration.

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