Jordan Crawford hits game-winner to beat Blazers
With John Wall struggling, Bradley Beal sitting on the bench, and Martell Webster throwing the ball inbounds, who else was going to shoot it? It had to be Jordan Crawford.
The Wizards were tied with the Portland Trai Blazers with 3.6 seconds remaining at the Rose Garden and Crawford wanted the ball and the opportunity to take the last shot. He had made shots that secured wins before, missed a few potential tying jumpers, but had never known the glory of silencing an arena and leaving his opponents frozen with a crushing shot.
But when Webster’s first read for Wall fell through, Crawford fought off Portland’s Wesley Matthews, stumbled after colliding with LaMarcus Aldridge and became a magnet to the ball.
“I got it in to him,” Webster said, “and he did his thing.”
-- Washington Post