NBA: Washington 98, Portland 95

Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jordan Crawford took over in the fourth quarter Monday, draining a 3-pointer at the buzzer to hoist the Washington Wizards to a 98-95 win over Portland.

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.

Damian Lillard (18 points, five assists), LaMarcus Aldridge (17, 12 rebounds) and Wesley Matthews (17) paced the Trail Blazers, who fell to their sixth straight loss.

J.J. Hickson added 16 points and Nicolas Batum supplied 12 and 11 assists for Portland.

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