Crawford leads Wizards over Davis, Hornets 77-70

Crawford leads Wizards over Davis, Hornets 77-70
December 11, 2012, 10:51 pm
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 11: Jordan Crawford #15 of the Washington Wizards drives the ball around Greivis Vasquez #21 of the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.

Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards, who trailed by as many as 13 and never led until the fourth quarter. Washington won for the first time on the road after losing its first eight.

Ryan Anderson led New Orleans with 17 points but did not score in the second half, missing all nine of his shots after going 7 of 12 in the first half. Davis, who missed 11 games with a stress reaction in his left ankle, had 13 points and seven rebounds.