Raptors-Wizards preview

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3-3  Raptors  (43-17)  at  Wizards  (36-26)

TV:  8pm  NBC Sports Washington

Last game for Toronto:  117-104 win at Orlando

  • Demar DeRozan-21 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds
  • Kyle Lowry-17 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds
  • Pascal Siakam-14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists

Last game for Washington:  109-101 loss vs Golden State

  • Otto Porter Jr.-29 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.-17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
  • Markieff Morris-16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists

Projected Raptors starters-Ibaka PF, Anunoby SF, Valanciunas C, Lowry PG, DeRozan SG

Projected Wizards starters-Morris PF, Satoransky SF, Porter Jr. SF, Gortat C, Beal SG

Toronto preview-The Raptors, who are the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference, with there win on Wednesday have now won 11 of their past 13 games. Anunoby will be a game time decision after spraining his ankle in the second quarter, and did not return for Toronto. The team is 3rd in the league averaging 112.3 points per game, and 8th in points allowed (103.5). Toronto has lost 2 of the 3 meetings to Washington this year, however keep an eye on DeRozan, who in the month of February averaged nearly 21 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds per game. DeRozan’s backcourt teammate, Lowry, averaged nearly 18 points a game for the month, and he had 10 assists in three of his last five games he has played.

Washington preview-The Wizards, who were playing the back end of a back-to-back, looked sluggish and were flat from the beginning. The team shot a dismal 40% from the field, and that was highlighted by Bradley Beal shooting 3-15 from the floor, and Oubre, who came off the bench to shoot 4-16 from the court. In both of the wins against Toronto this year, Beal has been the high scorer with 38 and 27 points respectively. Washington will continue the homestand on Sunday, when they play the Indiana Pacers at 6 pm.

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