The red-hot Raptors were too much for the Wizards on Friday night at Verizon Center, winning 101-88. Toronto was especially impressive from three point range, shooting 11/22 from long distance and 50.6% overall. The Wizards were down by just three at the half but the Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 in the third quarter to get out to an insurmountable lead. Nene led the Wizards in scoring with 15 points while DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 20.
The entire third quarter was really what defined this game, as the Raptors ran away with it, outscoring the Wizards by 20 in the frame. The Wizards went the final 7:41 of the quarter without a field goal and Ariza was ejected with two technical fouls at about the midway point. Meanwhile, the Raptors scored 36 points on 56% shooting.
Player of the Game
Kyle Lowry was exceptional for the Raptors, scoring 19 points and dishing out 11 assists. He shot 7/13 from the field and was a perfect 4/4 from beyond the arc.
50%. The Raptors were on fire from three point range, finishing 11/22 from long distance. Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross led the team with four each.
Trevor Booker had another really quality ballgame, scoring 8 points on 4/7 shooting, grabbing 13 rebounds and getting 2 steals.
By: Jacob Raim