Jamal Crawford scored 29 points and the Atlanta Hawks avoided a three-game losing streak by beating the Wizards, 105-99, last night in Washington.
Joe Johnson and Al Horford each scored 18 points in Atlanta’s first trip to the nation’s capital this season for the makeup of a game that was postponed Feb. 6 because of a blizzard that left 2 feet of snow in the area.
Andray Blatche had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Washington, in the midst of a stretch of three games in three nights because of the schedule change.
The Wizards have lost five straight and seven of eight.
Crawford scored 12 points in the final 3:37 of the third quarter, making six free throws and connecting on two of his four 3-pointers. The free throws spurred a 13-1 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to help the Hawks take an 85-73 lead.
Blatche’s putback with 4:53 remaining pulled the Wizards to 92-89, but they would get no closer.
Magic 111, Bulls 82 — Vince Carter had 23 points to help host Orlando win its season-high seventh straight by cruising past injured Chicago.
Matt Barnes added 14 points, and reserve Brandon Bass scored 13 in another blowout victory for the Magic against a struggling team.
And one that was dealt a big blow. All-Star point guard Derrick Rose sprained his left wrist in a midair collision with Dwight Howard in the first quarter and didn’t return for the Bulls, the latest setback in a season that’s quickly going sour.
Taj Gibson and Hakim Warrick had 12 points apiece, not nearly enough to prevent Chicago’s sixth consecutive loss.
Trail Blazers 110, Warriors 105 — Brandon Roy scored 41 points, Andre Miller added 15 points and seven assists and visiting Portland overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Golden State.