Crawford’s 32 leads Wizards over Bucks

Lowry scores 18, balanced Raptors beat Bucks 92-89

Jordan Crawford equaled a season-high with 32 points, and John Wall had 14 points and 10 assists Wednesday night as the Washington Wizards dealt the Milwaukee Bucks a crucial 121-112 defeat in their attempt for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee began the day 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia for eighth place in the East, but lost a game as the Sixers won in Cleveland.

The Bucks had the previous three days off while the Sixers were completing their third game in three nights.

Monta Ellis had 31 points for Milwaukee, which has lost four of five, while Brandon Jennings had 25 points and Drew Gooden added 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Nene and Kevin Seraphin both had 14 points for Washington, which has won four of six.