Toronto 88, Washington 78

Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #50 Olandis Poole, #32 Eddie F. Rush, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 15783

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 24 26 12 16 78
Toronto 23 16 29 20 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 28-47 21-17 7-30 L1
Toronto 28-47 18-20 10-27 W1

Recap


Raptors 88, Wizards 78:
Rookie Jonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds as host Toronto used a big second half to take down Washington.

DeMar DeRozan added 25 points and Kyle Lowry collected nine points and 13 assists for the Raptors, who won for the second time in the last nine games and avenged a 109-92 loss at the Wizards on Sunday.

John Wall scored 20 points and Emeka Okafor had 17 as Washington fell to 7-30 on the road. The Wizards, who beat the Chicago Bulls at home on Tuesday, struggled to maintain their energy on the second night of a back-to-back and shot 32.5 percent.

Washington bridged the first and second quarters with a 16-4 run to take a 34-27 lead. Toronto pulled back within a point before another burst sent the Wizards into the half with a 50-39 lead.

The Raptors took control in the third, holding Washington to 4-of-21 from the field and getting 10 points from DeRozan to grab a 68-62 lead heading into the fourth. The Wizards would make it a one-possession game on Okafor’s jumper with 7:22 left but did not make a field goal the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto F Rudy Gay went 2-for-8 from the field and is 7-for-29 in three games against Washington since joining the Raptors. … The Wizards shot 20 percent in the second half, including 0-of-9 from 3-point range. … Valanciunas went 16-for-18 from the free-throw line and blocked two shots.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Toronto
John Wall 20 Scoring DeMar DeRozan 25
John Wall 5 Assists Kyle Lowry 13
Emeka Okafor 8 Rebounds Jonas Valanciunas 10
John Wall 10 Free Throws Made Jonas Valanciunas 16
Garrett Temple 2 Steals Rudy Gay 2
Nene 1 Blocks Amir Johnson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 78 32.5 5-19 21-29 14 41 2 7 14
Toronto 88 45.5 1-8 27-36 21 44 6 6 16

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Raptors have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .362 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Wizards have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .340 after a loss.