The Washington Wizards were defeated by the Toronto Raptors by a score of 117-113 today at the Capital One Arena. With this loss, the Wizards record dropped to 0-2, while the Raptors record moved to 3-0 on the season
Statistically, the Wizards shot 37-89 from the field, which turned out to be a subpar 41%, while Toronto shot 39-88 from the field, which was 44.3%. Bradley Beal led Washington in scoring with 32 points, along with 6 assists and 3 rebounds. Kyle Lowry led Toronto in scoring with 28 points and also had 12 assists. Additionally, Bradley Beal of the Wizards claimed the franchise record for most 3 point shots made in tonight’s contest.
Through the game, it continued to go back and forth until the Raptors completely took advantage and had a 106-93 advantage over Washington with 5:15 to play in the 4th quarter. Prior to that, Head Coach of Washington, Scott Brooks, was ejected for arguing with an official aggressively over a controversial foul call, which impacted the game significantly and the moumentam. Moving on, the Wizards fired back with several threes, but with just 14.6 seconds left in the game, Fred VanVleet drilled a clutch 2 pointer to give the Raptors a 4 point lead and it ultimately resulted in them draining free throws and taking the victory by a score of 117-113.
Next, the Wizards will travel to Portland to face Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers on Monday, October 22nd, which will begin a 5 game road trip.