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Recap

The Wizards ended up on the wrong end of a back and forth affair, falling in Toronto, 96-88. It was a tale of two games as the Wizards managed just 11 points in the second quarter to fall behind big but scored 32 in the third to take the lead back. The Raptors though converted down the stretch, scoring the games final six points, to pull out the victory. John Wall had his best scoring night of the season, going for 37 in the loss.

Key Moment

The key moment in this one came very late. With a minute and a half to go and the Wizards down six, John Wall got fouled driving to the hoop. He would hit the first one and miss the second, but a Wizards offensive board led to John Wall knocking down a three and cutting the lead to two. On the ensuing Raptors possession, Rudy Gay hit a very tough baseline jumper to make it a two possession game and the Wizards would never score again.

Player of the Game

John Wall had his best offensive game, scoring 37 points on a very efficient 15/21 shooting, including 2/2 from beyond the arc. He simply took over the game in the third quarter, scoring 18 points when the Wizards were desperately fighting to get back into the game.

Key Number

25-8. The Raptors bench had more than three times as many point as the Wizards bench. The Wizards have not gotten any consistency lately from their second unit and tonight was not an exception.

Unsung Hero

While the second unit didn't get much going offensively, Garrett Temple came off the bench and played some really solid defense on DeRozan and Gay.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 41.9%
3 Point %: 35.3%
Assists: 17
Rebounds: 39
Opponents Field Goal %: 47.4%


Points: John Wall - 37
Rebounds: Nene - 10
Assists: Martell Webster - 5
Blocks: Nene - 2
Steals: John Wall - 3