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Recap

In an instant classic in Toronto, the Wizards outlasted the Raptors in triple OT, 134-129. The win gave the Wizards five straight and they avoided the season sweep at the hands of the Raptors. This was just the second time in franchise history that the organization has gone to triple overtime with the first time being in 1975. Marcin Gortat set a new career high with 31 points, and also added 12 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. John Wall also had 31 points to go along with nine assists. Bradley Beal (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Trevor Ariza (16 points, 10 rebounds) also had double-doubles. For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan led all players with 34 points and 57 minutes played. Greivis Vasquez came off the bench to score 26 points and Kyle Lowry just missed a triple-double with 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Key Moment

There were any number of moments in this one that could qualify. Gortat's basket with five seconds to go to force overtime, Wall's block at the end of the first OT or Derozan's runner to force triple OT. But it was the third extra session, when the Wizards finally pulled ahead that settled this one. With the Raptors up three and two minutes to play, the Wizards went on a 7-0 run thanks to a Gortat three point play and a couple of timely John Wall steals and the subsequent fast break buckets. The Wizards went up four and would close it out from there, with the Raptors never tying it up again.

Player of the Game

Marcin Gortat set a new career high with 31 points, chipped in 12 boards to get his sixth straight double-double and also had four blocks. It was his offensive rebound and basket that tied the game at the end of regulation and then his three point play in the third overtime which sparked the Wizards crucial 7-0 run.

Key Number

80-46. The Wizards absolutely dominated the Raptors in the paint, outscoring them by 34.

Unsung Hero

While it may have been partially forgotten since he didn't play much late, Chris Singleton played very well in his 25 minutes. He had 13 points and nine boards, including four of them coming on the offensive end.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 47.2%
3 Point %: 22.7%
Assists: 22
Rebounds: 57
Opponents Field Goal %: 45.0%


Points: Wall and Gortat - 31
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 12
Assists: John Wall - 9
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 4
Steals: John Wall - 3