Jonas Valanciunas scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 88-78 on Wednesday night.
As the Washington Wizards pursue their stated goal of finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference, seeing Bradley Beal back on the court was a welcome sight.
Bradley Beal is making a strong case to earn top rookie honors in the Eastern Conference for the third straight month.
DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 24 points apiece, and the Toronto Raptors won a matchup between slow-starting, coming-on-lately teams Tuesday night with a 96-88 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Two nights ago the Washington Wizards ended a five-game losing streak. On Sunday, the Toronto Raptors beat Washington 99-92, their fifth straight home victory over the Wizards.
John Wall scored 31 points, Nick Young had a season-high 29 and Trevor Booker added a season-high 19 as the Washington Wizards blew an 18-point third-quarter lead then hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 111-108 in overtime on Monday night.
The Washington Wizards haven’t earned many wins this season, but recorded a decisive one at home against the Toronto Raptors last month. The Raptors turned the tables on the Wizards in lopsided fashion last week.
The Wizards dropped their third straight as the Toronto Raptors won in convincing fashion on Friday night.
The Raptors (7-16) are coming off back-to-back blowout losses, falling 100-77 to Atlanta on Tuesday and 100-64 in Boston the following night.
For the first time all season, the Wizards put it all together and snapped a franchise worst eight game skid to start the season.