Jordan Crawford swatted Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Baron Davis's shot, grabbed the ball, then spun around a frozen Davis as Wizards fans at Verizon Center gasped and cheered with approval. But Crawford was hardly finished. Crawford zipped up the floor, scanned the court, and when he reached the foul line, he dropped a between-the-legs pass behind to Andray Blatche for a two-handed dunk. "I knew it was going to come," Blatche said, "but I didn't know how it was going to get there. When it got there, I just had to go ahead and finish it off." John Wall wasn't anywhere near the building during Friday night's 115-107 win over the Cavaliers, as the No. 1 overall pick was forced to serve a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami Heat reserve center Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Wednesday. But Wall's teammates more than had his back, responding to the absence of their best player with some incredible individual performances. Crawford moved over from shooting guard to start at point guard in place of Wall and had his first career triple-double with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Blatche returned to the starting lineup for the first time since coming back from a sprained right shoulder and matched his career-high with 36 points. He also grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and set a new franchise record with 16 offensive rebounds — the most in the NBA this season.
Andray Blatche's career-high 36 points, Crawford's triple-double carry Washington
Washington Post | Apr 2