Rapid Reaction: Crawford's buzzer-beater sinks Blazers

Rapid Reaction: Crawford's buzzer-beater sinks Blazers
January 21, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 for the second time this season, delivering the Trail Blazers their sixth consecutive loss and their fourth straight loss at home.

Former Trail Blazers Martell Webster scored a season-high 24 points and was four-for-six from three. Nene had 17 of his 24 points in the opening quarter.

It wasn't much of a point guard showdown like most were anticipating as Damian Lillard pretty much won the battle versus John Wall. Lillard had 18 points on seven-for-17 shooting. Wall struggled from the field going for six points on two-of-eight shooting.

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Nicolas Batum got his first career triple-double collecting 12 points, 11 assist, and 10 rebounds. He's the first Trail Blazer since Brandon Roy to get a triple-double Feb. 1 2008. Wesley Matthews chipped in 17 points.

The Trail Blazers scored a season-low, 13 third quarter points.

Meyers Leonard made his first appearance since spraining his right ankle in a Dec. 29 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He came off the bench to provide six points and four rebounds in 12 minutes of play.

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