The Wizards got their seventh straight win at home, sailing past the Raptors, 109-92. Bradley Beal provided a huge lift for the Wizards by returning to the lineup after missing five games and scoring a game high 24 points.
The game opened at a snail's pace as the game was tied at just 7-7 six minutes in with both teams struggling to find any rhythm offensively. Things picked up shortly after that though and the Wizards would lead 27-25 at the end of one, thanks primarily to getting to the free throw line 16 times. The second quarter would treat the Wizards even better as they would take a 10 point halftime lead, scoring 60 points on 52% shooting. The Wizards scored 60 points in the first half for the sixth time this year and have yet to lose when they do so. The second half was all Wizards, as they led by as many as 18 and eventually put away the Raptors by 17. Toronto made a push in the middle of the fourth quarter and got as close as six but the Wizards closed the game on a 15-4 run to put them away.
Bradley Beal returned to the lineup in a big way, coming off the bench to score 24 points including tying a career high with six made threes. The Wizards bench as a whole outscored the Raptors' bench 62-25. Emeka Okafor and John Wall both had big double-doubles, Okafor with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Wall with 18 points and 10 assists.
Valanciunas led the Raptors with a double-double, going for 18 points and 10 rebounds. Lowry and DeRozan both chipped in 15 points.
The Wizards will go for eight in a row at home on Tuesday night as Chicago comes to the Verizon Center.