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Jordan Crawford got hot in the final 10 minutes on Tuesday night, closing out the Wizards first road win of the season in New Orleans.
The Washington Wizards picked up their first road win of the season on Tuesday night, going on a fourth-quarter run to close out a 77-70 victory. Jordan Crawford did much of the damage in the final 12 minutes, pouring in 12 points, including a pretty step-back fadeaway jumper that gave Washington a five-point lead with just 47 seconds to play. The bucket was a crucial response to a converted three-point play by Anthony Davis that cut the lead to just one possession.
Crawford went on a personal 6-0 run at the five-minute mark to push the margin to six -- Washington's biggest lead of the night at the time. From there, the Wizards had all the momentum, getting crucial stops on the defensive end, and adding a Nene bucket in transition to keep it a two-possession game. The Brazilian center took a pretty drop off pass from Crawford as he cut down the middle of the lane, finishing with an extended finger roll. Crawford finished with a season-high 26 points, while Nene added 10 points and 10 boards.
Davis returned to the Hornets lineup, playing in his first game since mid-November. In limited minutes, he finished with 13 points, eight boards, and three blocks.
With their first road win of the season in the books, the Wizards now wrap up this quick two-game trip Wednesday night, playing the Rockets on the second night of the back-to-back.