The Wizards collapsed in the fourth quarter, recovered to force overtime and then regained form to claim a 100-95 win in against the Jazz in Utah. It was either a wildly exciting or an abomination depending on how willing you are to overlook quality of play.
Most importantly, it was the second road win for the Wizards this season. That'll help Washington avoid joining the 1990-91 Kings, who now remain the only team in league history to win just one road game in a season.
Jordan Crawford lifted the Wizards down the stretch, finishing with 25 points. None bigger than the pull-up leaner he hit over Gordon Hayward to send the game to overtime. Washington had looked to be in control as late as the fourth quarter, taking a 82-73 lead on a Crawford jump shot with 7:36 left in the game. Then the wheels came off, and the team managed just one point before Crawford's overtime-forcing jumper.
Here are some thoughts:
> Jordan Crawford was the hero for the Wizards. He also shot 1-for-10 from three. So Wizards.
> John Wall finished with 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds. In the second half and overtime he had just four points and didn't make a field goal.
> Another double-double for JaVale McGee. He still has plenty of work to do, but he has been a bright spot on this Wizards road trip.
> Man, remember Utah Jazz? What happened to those guys ...