Wall leads Wizards over Jazz 100-95 in OT

Rookie John Wall scored 28 points and Jordan Crawford hit a key shot at the end of regulation then made two steals in overtime to lead the Washington Wizards to only their second road win, a 100-95 victory Monday night over the Utah Jazz.

Crawford finished with 25 points, including eight in the fourth quarter and the game-tying shot with 4.4 seconds left in regulation. Maurice Evans scored seven of his 12 points in overtime for the Wizards, who were without five players because of injury.

C.J. Miles led the Jazz, which has lost six straight, with 17 points but he made only 3 of 12 from 3-point range and was 1 of 4 in overtime.

Utah's trio of rookies — Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans — combined for 17 fourth-quarter points to get the Jazz back in the game after they trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter.

But Hayward and Evans both made key turnovers in overtime for the Jazz.

The win gave Washington a series sweep. The Wizards won, 108-101 on Jan. 17. At the time, few realized it was the beginning of the end for the Jazz.

They were 27-13 going into that game but have gone 9-26 since to fall out of the playoff hunt.

Al Jefferson had 16 rebounds for the Jazz to go along with his 15 points, but he was on the bench late as the Jazz started looking to the future.

The Wizards entered the game having lost 10 straight on the road and were 1-35 overall on the road this season, their lone win coming at hapless Cleveland.

Now they have two road wins.

The Wizards led 51-43 at halftime thanks to an impressive effort by Wall, who had 20 points in the first 16 minutes and 24 in the half. He made 10 of his first 11 shots and all four free throws in the half.

Wall leads all rookies in assists at 8.7 per game and ranks second among rookies in scoring (16.1) But with so many players injured, he has been asked to score more.

Wall, whose Kentucky Wildcats are in the Final Four, entered Monday's game averaging 18.5 points, 7.5 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in March.

Jazz veteran Earl Watson was outmatched against the rookie. On one play, Wall left Watson sliding backward on the ground. On another, Wall drove the lane then spun right past Watson for an easy layup.

Jefferson had 10 rebounds in the first quarter for the Jazz but most were a product of the Wizards' horrid shooting (7 of 21).

Both teams were missing key players.

The Wizards were without five players: Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Josh Howard, Rashard Lewis and Trevor Booker. Young, who scored 25 points in the first game against Utah, sat out the second half Sunday night against Golden State because of a bruised left knee.

The Jazz were without point guard Devin Harris (hamstring) for the fourth straight game, and sent reserve center Kyrylo Fesenko home before the game because of migraines.

Andrei Kirilenko missed his third straight game and remains on crutches because of bruising to a nerve in his left knee.

Notes: G Raja Bell suffered a sprained right foot in the second half. X-rays were negative. ... Jazz coach Ty Corbin had a private meeting with Jefferson before Sunday's practice to discuss Jefferson's ejection in the final minute against Dallas. "We talked about; it's over," Corbin said. ... Wall's 24 points in the first half were the most by a Jazz opponent this season, topping the 24 LeBron James scored in December. ... Miles continued to struggle from 3-point range. He was 4 of 22 in the previous four games and started Monday 1 of 6. He finished 3 of 12 Monday from 3-point range.