Crawford connected for all of his 13 points in the final frame, including a trio of shots from beyond the arc, as the Wizards pulled out only their third road win of the season.
Nene went 10-of-17 from the field for 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Martell Webster also contributed 24 points with six helpers for Washington, which went 8-of-19 from 3-point territory in the win.
Emeka Okafor notched a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards.
J.J. Hickson added 16 points and Nicolas Batum supplied 12 and 11 assists for Portland.
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