Wizards take on Raptors down 2 to 0

4-20   Toronto  at  Washington   Game 3   (Toronto leads 2-0)

TV:  8pm  NBC Sports Washington

Last game:  Toronto defeats Washington, 130-119.

  • DeMar DeRozan-37 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
  • Jonas Valanciunas-19 points, 14 rebounds
  • CJ Miles 18 points, 2 rebounds

Washington top players

  • John Wall-29 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds
  • Mike Scott-20 points, 4 rebounds
  • Ty Lawson-14 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds

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

Projected Wizards starters:  Morris PF, Porter Jr. SF, Gortat C, Wall PG, Beal SG

Toronto preview-This is the first time in franchise history that the Raptors lead a series, 2-0. Toronto set franchise records in game two for points in a quarter (44), points in a half (76) and points in a game (130). Toronto is shooting 47% (29-65) from beyond the 3-point line. The bench was once again a factor for Toronto, as they scored 42 points once again against the Wizards. In game two, Toronto used its entire team in the game, and one guy to watch off the bench will be C.J. Miles who scored 18 points in just 22 minutes.

Washington preview-How rough was game two for Washington? The bench outscored the starters, 63-56. Four of the bench guys scored in doubled figures, while Beal had a terrible night, in which he scored 9 points on 3-11 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the 3-point arc, and center Marcin Gortat put up a goose egg (0-4 FG). Also, glaring were the Wizards allowing the Raptors to shoot nearly 52 percent from the field, and were owned on the boards by Toronto, 55-40. In order for the Wizards to win tonight, they have to get Beal in the game early and he has to avoid foul trouble, which he got himself into in game two. Also, expect Scott and Lawson to come off the bench first and second, since they seem to provide Washington with a spark. Game 4 will take place on Sunday night in Washington at 6 pm.

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