The Hornets have lost eight in a row and remained stuck on two home wins for the entire season, tied with Charlotte for fewest in the NBA.
Crawford made 10-of-16 from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line while also handing out eight assists. Portland pulled away in the second half after trailing by four at intermission.
Trevor Ariza scored 23 points for the Hornets.
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