Raptors showed tremendous resolve tonight blowing a 21-point lead and still taking care of the Wizards in OT
Hawks finished January undefeated (17-0), including quality wins over Blazers (twice), Clippers, Grizzlies, Wizards, Raptors, Bulls, Thunder
Lowry scored 7 of the Raptors' 11 pts in OT. DeRozan shot 5/16 on night but had 9 reb & 7 ast - both team-highs. Now 22 ast in last 3 games.
2 nights, 2 massive fourth-quarter collapses, 2 wins. Not pretty but the Raptors are getting it done. 6th straight win, matches season-best
Back-to-back buckets for Lowry. Raptors go up by 5 with 2:25 left in OT
Wizards still haven’t led in this game. Raptors once led by 21 points.
Do the Raptors have a rival in the Nets? No. But, man, Paul Pierce has been a thorn in their side
Raptors have been outscored 51-35 in 4th quarter of last 2 games (26-13 tonight). They had won 5 of the 6 other quarters.
Fine line between going into prevent mode and blowing lead due to complacency and just playing dumb basketball. Raptors must figure out.
Wizards finally on a run, down by just five near midway point of fourth. What kind of response will tired Raptors have?
Deja vu? Wizards open the 4th on a 15-4 run. Raptors lead, once 21, is down to 5 with 7:06 left.
John Wall literally outran the entire Raptors lineup on that fastbreak. How did they not know that was coming?
Call me crazy, but if the Raptors used Lou as a decoy for end of quarter plays, I feel like it would be far more effective.
Raptors did not make a 3 in the 3rd, attempting only 4 after going 11-for-18 in 1st half. Still, they outscored Wiz 29-28 in the Q, lead 16
Crucial stretch of season looms for Raptors against good teams starting tonight. Making big statement against Wizards.
Raptors defence only forced Nets into seven turnovers last night, a season-low for Nets. Wizards already have 13 turnovers.
Raptors dropped 65 points on NBA’s seventh-best defence in first half. Impressive.
Raptors lead 65-50 at half. Wall = 15p, 6a, 4r. Beal = 11p. Wizards = 11 turnovers. Vasquez = 12p, Lowry = 11p. Raptors shooting 57.1%.
Ridiculous offensive half for the Raptors - 57% FG, 11-for-18 3P, 18 assists on 24 FGM, 5 players with 8+ pts. They lead 15 at the break
Dinosaur dunks tonight: Pierce, 1. Raptors, 0.
Amir Johnson gets away with a travel for second night in a row. Meanwhile, Raptors a three away from tying franchise mark for makes in half
Wizards came in 16th in NBA in three-point defence. Raptors have started 10-for-12 from three.
Raptors were out-rebounded 6-3 in the 1st Q. No rebounds to be had.
Raptors shot 68% from field, 7-for-8 from 3 with 10 assists on 13 FGM, lead by only 3 after 1Q. Wiz at 69%, 8 ast on 11 FGM
Raptors lead 33-30 after 1Q. Beal = 8p. Wall = 6p, 4a, 2r. Lowry = 9p, Vasquez = 8p, Patterson = 6p. Wizards shooting 68.8%, Raptors 68.4.
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The Raptors are shooting 7-for-8 from 3. That’s probably not sustainable.
Raptors have hit all 4 of their attempts from 3, lead 20-15 early
Wizards fans booing in attempt to drown out "Let's go Raptors" chants from the traveling Toronto fans. Vasquez puts Raps on the board
Far more resistance here in Washington to early ‘Let’s go Raptors’ chant compared to last night in Brooklyn. Louder boos.